GREENWOOD – Devon Energy Corporation recently made a $1,000 donation to the Greenwood Rural Volunteer Fire Department.
“We appreciate all that volunteer organizations like Greenwood VFD do for their communities and we know how financially constrained they are,” said Doug Bridwell, exploration manager for Devon. “They are available to us 24 hours a day every day of the year to assist companies like ours should we have an emergency. When we are able, we want to help organizations such as Greenwood.”
Greenwood Rural Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief John Burgoyne was appreciative of the donation.
“The money will be put to good use and will be used to help purchase bunker gear for our new recruits,” Burgoyne said. “The protective gear that firefighters wear is very expensive and we really appreciate this significant donation from Devon. They have been an excellent partner over the years, since the Barnett Shale activity started, and have helped us several times in the past.”
Greenwood Rural VFD operates in western Parker County as a service provider to Parker County Emergency Services District No. 7, providing fire protection since 1966. The department began emergency medical services seven years ago and handles roughly 500 emergencies a year.
Devon Energy Corporation is a leading independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company.
Devon’s operations are focused onshore in the United States and Canada. They also own natural gas pipelines and treatment facilities in many of their producing areas, making them one of North America’s larger processors of natural gas liquids.