Paramedic services in the Algoma District have received financial supports from Union Gas to improve the safety of the staff and the public they serve.

Union Gas is providing a $1,500 grant for the purchase of CO alarms.

The paramedic service headquartered in Elliot Lake has 72 paramedics who operate 20 ambulances and emergency response vehicles out of eight bases operated by the Algoma District Services Administration Board.

The CO detectors will be attached to equipment they carry on every call.

Paramedic chief, Henry Alamenciak says the donation will help protect both the public and paramedics when entering areas where CO could be present.

Union Gas utility services manager Brent Belec, says safety governs everything they do, whether building a pipeline or installing a gas meter.