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Volunteer firemen honored by CNP comrades

Volunteer FiremenCNP volunteer fire fighters attend regular training sessions to earn certifications. At the June training session of the Angelina County Volunteer Fire Department, seven CNP volunteers from Lufkin, Texas, treated 55 firemen to a hamburger cook-off to express their gratitude and build camaraderie. Eric Eddins, utility leader, is a volunteer firefighter on his spare time. “Volunteer firemen help CNP out a lot, especially in hazardous situations. When someone hits a gas line, the fire department is the first one on the scene to provide backup, which is especially important when you are dealing with charged lines,” said Eddins.

Bruce Whitaker, senior marketing leader, added, “This was my first year to participate, and I plan on making it an annual occurrence, because it is important to thank the individuals for keeping our communities and our jobs safe. From everyday gas leaks and cut lines, the firefighters help keep our jobs hazard free.”

Other CNP volunteers present were Stan Hankins, Timmy Crustner, Tony Harris, Brad Molandes, and Tommy Scherry. They plan on holding a luncheon each year.