Centerpoint donates to Coon Rapids Fire Department

CenterPoint Energy’s community partnership grant program has awarded the city of Coon Rapids a grant in the amount of $2,500 for three multi-gas atmosphere monitors for the Coon Rapids Fire Department.

According to Fire Chief John Piper, the fire department applied for the grant from CenterPoint Energy to purchase multi-gas monitors for use at the city’s water treatment plants and the Coon Rapids Ice Center.

This monitoring will help the fire department make safe tactical decisions in performing rescues of potential victims and the need for evacuations of surrounding homes, Piper said.

“We extend our thanks for this generous grant,” he said.

CenterPoint Energy’s number one priority is safety and it’s rewarding to partner with communities to help them achieve their goals with new equipment, training or other safety-related projects that the grants afford them, according to Diane Englet, senior director of community relations for CenterPoint Energy.

“We are proud that our community partnership grants are leveraged with local funds to enhance safety in our communities,” Englet said.

The program, which awards grants to local communities to fund safety-related equipment and projects, recently surpassed $1 million in donations.

CenterPoint Energy, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a domestic energy delivery company that includes electric transmission and distribution, natural gas distribution and competitive natural gas sales and services operations. The company serves more than five million metered customers.

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