Assistant Fire Chief Brian Hibdon, Council-member Rhonda Sears, CenterPoint Energy Area Manager Roberta Taylor, and Fire Chief Gary Lawrence.
The Talihina Fire Department was the recipient of a $1070.00 Community Partnership Grant from CenterPoint Energy in order to purchase Sperian multi-pro four gas monitors for the department. CenterPoint Energy is a natural gas company based out of Houston, Texas with an area office in McAlester, Oklahoma. They offer the community partnership grant to local fire or Police Departments to support safety projects that are important to the community. Area Manger Roberta Taylor says they are "glad we can do this for the community." The new monitors will allow the fire department to easily check the surrounding area for potentially explosive gas leaks and react accordingly.