Quick action by Encana staff and the crew of an HSE Integrated Services truck recently helped to extinguish a truck fire near Sexsmith, Alberta.
At Encana, the conduct we expect as part of our Courtesy Matters program, focuses on being a good neighbour and on how we do business in the communities where we operate. In an emergency, our staff and contractors go above and beyond to help neighbors and landowners in need and two recent examples in Alberta highlight how lending a hand makes a big difference.
An HSE fire truck working with Encana staff on scheduled maintenance, extinguished a gravel truck engine fire on Secondary Highway 724 near Sexsmith, Alberta. The gravel truck, which was not doing work for Encana, had been burning for 20 minutes. The driver was not able to put out the fire. The HSE employees used a dry chemical fire extinguisher on the engine multiple times as the fire continued to reignite. Once under control, a 38mm fire hose from the fire truck was then used to cool it down. After staying to make sure the engine did not reignite, the Encana staff left the scene.
Extinguishing the fire prevented further damage to the gravel truck, and stopped the fire from spreading and becoming a potentially large grass fire due to dry conditions at the time.
On a separate occasion, Mike Gerow, Maintenance Coordinator and Ewell Peace, Maintenance Superintendent in Central Operations, were travelling to the Pipestone field near Grande Prairie when they came upon a grass fire on the side of the road. As a fire truck had not yet arrived, Mike and Ewell, along with a few community members, helped to put out the grass fire.
Courtesy Matters is an important part of Encana’s approach to stakeholder engagement. The program offers those representing Encana a benchmark for courteous and respectful behaviour. We are proud of the good work we already do, and how Courtesy Matters continues to build and grow.