FREDERICK — A natural gas emergency generator has been installed and is ready for use at the Carbon Valley Emergency Operations Center located at the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District’s Business and Education Center, 8426 Kosmerl Place in Frederick.
The purchase and installation of the natural gas emergency generator was possible due to an Encana Oil and Gas Community Grant that the Fire District received in April 2012, which funded $24,000 of the project. The generator will power the entire building in the event of a power outage, making the facility self-sufficient during an emergency.
“This emergency generator is a crucial step in transitioning the EOC from its former location and ensuring the Carbon Valley communities’ needs can be met and coordinated during a large scale emergency,” said Fire Chief Ted Poszywak in a press release. “We are very grateful to Encana for their generosity with this grant for such a crucial component of our communities.”
The Carbon Valley EOC allows government agencies in Dacono, Frederick and Firestone to better plan for, respond to and recover from natural and manmade disasters, as well as large-scale events should they impact the communities. Should the EOC ever be activated during an event, it would serve as the operations and resource management center for essential government services, including police, fire, EMS and public works to manage recall, deployment, relief and accountability.