The funding will be split between the fire departments in the company’s two operating area in the B.C. Peace region, as well as in nine other areas in Alberta, with the aim of helping to provide the services and equipment to protect those communities.

“Safety is a top priority for Pembina. Supporting local volunteer fire departments is one way Pembina can help ensure that essential services in our operating communities are equipped to handle emergency situations. We are committed to supporting programs that enhance the safety of the communities where we work, live, and play,” said Eric Dyck, vice president of operating services for the company.

Jason Fydirchuk, a spokesperson for Pembina, said his company is still working with those fire departments to decide exactly how that money will be split up between them.

The company transports crude oil and natural gas liquids produced in Western Canada, owns and operates oil sands pipelines and has a growing presence in the midstream and natural gas services sectors.