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Chevron Appalachia has donated a hazmat spill response trailer to Harrison County’s Emergency Management Agency (EMA). The trailer donation is part of Chevron’s close partnership with local first responders in the company’s regional operating areas including eastern Ohio, southwestern Pennsylvania and the West Virginia panhandle.
As part of its commitment to support local first responders, Chevron made both monetary and equipment donations to 49 different volunteer fire departments and 8 county first response agencies across its regional operating area totaling nearly $236,000. Specific to Harrison County, Chevron has made first response-related donations to the counties valuing $24,000.
“Chevron is very proud to support our local first responders and emergency response personnel who work tirelessly to keep our communities safe. The importance of their hard work cannot be overstated,” said Trip Oliver, Manager of Policy, Government and Public Affairs for Chevron’s Appalachian Mountain Business Unit. “We also recognize that it’s a privilege to operate in these communities. Giving back and partnering with stakeholders at the local level, including first responders, is a responsibility that we take very seriously.”
As local governments and first responders often face budget challenges, partnerships like this help ensure that the necessary resources and equipment are available to provide critical community safety services. Harrison County EMA director, Eric Wilson, thanked Chevron for their continued support, collaboration and commitment to community safety.
“Throughout the year, we’ve made important progress in upgrading our facilities and technologies, including 911 response capabilities, and Chevron’s generous donation helps further ensure that we have the equipment needed to keep our communities safe,” said Wilson. “We’re grateful for community partners like Chevron and for their support of local first responders.”