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Honeywell Donates Safety Equipment to Yorkville Hose Fire Department

Dec 03, 2014 10:04PM ● By Erica Shames

Honeywell (NYSE:HON) announced today that its Pottsville facility has donated Honeywell firefighting gear to the Yorkville Hose Fire Department as part of its Honeywell Hometown Solutions corporate citizenship program.

The facility donated $2,500 worth of Morning Pride® brand fire equipment from Honeywell First Responder Products, a Honeywell company that manufactures advanced personal protective equipment for firefighters. The donated equipment included coats, pants, bunker gear, boots and helmets. Last year, the Pottsville facility donated $2,500 worth of fire equipment to Marlin Hose Fire Department.

Will Olp, plant manager for the facility and Charles Murphy, health, safety and environmental leader, presented the donation to Yorkville Hose Fire Departments’ Chief Kurt Shellhamer at the fire hall.

“This donation will help ensure our firefighters are protected with the most modern gear when they are called to respond to an emergency,” said Shellhamer. “We thank Honeywell for the equipment and their support in the community.”

Olp said they appreciate their strong relationship with the Yorkville Hose Fire Department. “They play a large role in our commitment to running safe operations and supporting the communities in which Honeywell operates,” Olp said.

In 2014, Honeywell will donate more than $30,000 worth of life safety equipment to fire departments across the U.S. and Germany as part of the Honeywell Hometown Solutions initiative.

Honeywell Hometown Solutions focuses on five areas: Family Safety & Security; Housing & Shelter; Science & Math Education, Humanitarian Relief and Habitat & Conservation. Together with leading public and nonprofit institutions, Honeywell has developed powerful programs to address these needs in the communities it serves.

The Pottsville facility employs more than 200 people and manufactures film, including Aclar® moisture-barrier films that are used in pharmaceutical packaging to protect drugs. The plant was founded in 1961.

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