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Eddy County accepts $65K for fire and emergency work from Chevron

Two separate donations from Chevron North America to Eddy County should enhance future operations for Eddy County Fire and Rescue (ECFR) and the Office of Emergency Management.

Chevron wrote a $15,000 check to the Office of Emergency Management and a $50,000 to ECFR, said Eddy County Manager Allen Davis.

Beverly Allen, Chevron’s government, and public affairs representative said the Office of Emergency Management planned to buy new automated external defibrillators (AED’s) and ECFR’s funds could be used for firefighting supplies and resources.

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“We can’t operate without them,” she said of Eddy County’s emergency resources. “We need them to take care of us here in the community and we need them out in the (oil) patch.”

Steven Cope, Chevron’s health and safety director for the Permian and Delaware Basins, said community commitment and involvement was key for the oil and gas company based in San Ramon, California.

“The more we can give back it is better for us and community relations and for Carlsbad and Eddy County overall,” he said.

From left: Eddy County Fire and Rescue Chief Joshua Mack, Eddy County Commission Vice-Chair Fred Beard, Chevron Public and Government Affairs Beverly Allen, Eddy County Emergency Manager and Chevron Health and Safety Director Steven Cope during the Nov. 2, 2021 Eddy County Board of County Commissioners meeting in Carlsbad.

Allen and Cope presented both the money during the Nov. 2 Eddy County Board of County Commissioners meeting.

“We appreciate you and what industry does. We’re staunch supporters and advocates as best as we can. We want to continue to build and strengthen the relationships that we have. Thank you very much,” said Davis.

ECFR Chief Joshua Mack said the donation was unexpected.

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