Printer Friendly

CITY'S FIRE HYDRANTS TO GET FACE LIFT

 CITY'S FIRE HYDRANTS TO GET FACE LIFT
 DETROIT, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- What's yellow and red and stands


three feet tall? The 33,000 fire hydrants in the city of Detroit.
 Through a unique program sponsored by Michigan Consolidated Gas Company (MichCon), the city's fire hydrants will get a much-needed face lift. Eighty Detroit high school students will spend seven weeks this summer painting the hydrants, many of which haven't been painted in 20 years. The hydrant painting is one of many programs under the auspices of Project PRIDE, Inc., an affiliate of the Greater Detroit Chamber of Commerce.
 The hydrant painting program kicks off with an orientation Monday, July 6, at 9 a.m. at the Belle Isle Casino to teach the teens how to prepare and paint the hydrants. The students will work four hours, five days a week between July 6 and Aug. 21.
 "This is one of the best examples of cooperation between community, business and government which not only helps the youth in the city, but the overall community as well," said Sebastian R. Wade, executive director, Project PRIDE.
 MichCon provided $90,000 for wages, supplies and other equipment. Mercury Paints provided paint at wholesale costs and donated supplies and T-shirts and General Motors and Ford Motor Company provided vehicles to transport supplies and workers to different sights. In addition, the Detroit Fire Department has provided safety vests and goggles for all workers. Mercury Paints and the Detroit Fire Department will train the painters and provide technical expertise as well.
 "We're excited about this program and the commitment of everyone involved. This is the 11th year that MichCon has funded a summer youth employment program," said Dick Zemmin, MichCon vice president of public affairs.
 Work will begin in the downtown Central Business District, move to the city's main thoroughfares and then branch into the neighborhoods. "We'd like to send a special message to motorists to please be extra careful driving by the hydrant painters," added Detroit Fire Commissioner Melvin Jefferson.
 MichCon, a wholly owned subsidiary of MCN Corporation (NYSE: MCN), is a natural gas distribution, transmission and storage company serving more than 1 million customers in 465 communities throughout Michigan.
 -0- 7/1/92
 /CONTACT: Karen Fontanive of MichCon, 313-256-5093/
 (MCN) CO: Michigan Consolidated Gas Company ST: Michigan IN: SU:


ML -- DE010 -- 5581 07/01/92 10:25 EDT
COPYRIGHT 1992 PR Newswire Association LLC
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1992 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:PR Newswire
Date:Jul 1, 1992
Words:393
Previous Article:WPP GROUP PLC SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH BANKING SYNDICATE
Next Article:2ND ANNUAL TWIN CITIES SKATERS CHALLENGE AND ULTRA-ROLL


Related Articles
How to decrease your fire insurance rates.
MYSTERY 'BANDIT' PAINTS FIRE HYDRANTS.
Hydrants under pressure.
Warning to fire hydrant pranksters.
Yobs put lives at risk with attacks on hydrants; WARNING: Crews say lack of water to tackle fires could have deadly consequences.
Bid to clamp down on hydrant hijacks; Action to target illegal use of standpipes.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2017 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters