PFD Recipient of Donation

Thursday, September 20, 2018
Those on hand for the check presentation from Enterprise Products to the Piggott Fire Department were, from left: Heath Tarpley, Mayor Jim Poole, Paul Deken, Jason Simpson and Brian Haley.
TD photo/Tim Blair

The Piggott Fire Department was presented with a $750 donation Monday, from Enterprise Products. The firm operates and maintains the pipeline which cuts across Clay County, and the presentation was made by company officials at city hall.

“From time-to-time we make donations to the departments which might have to respond if there is an issue with one of our pipelines,” operations supervisor Heath Tarpley explained. “Piggott also hosted a regional meeting recently, and we wanted to show our appreciation.”

He was joined in the presentation ceremony by Paul Deken, the pipeline technician for the location north of Pollard. On hand for the City of Piggott were Mayor Jim Poole, Brian Haley and assistant fire chief Jason Simpson.(NOTE-in the print edition Haley was identified as the chief, and although he is still a member of the department he recently stepped-down from that job. The new, and current chief, is Jeff Benbrook. Simpson was also identified as a captain in the print edition, and has been named assistant chief. The CCTD regrets the mistake and apologizes for the error)

“We sure appreciate this, when you look at it one of our pagers cost about $500, so this will pay for about one and one-half pagers,” Haley offered. “We're also developing a training area upstairs in fire station #1 and it could help with that, too.”

Haley provided the visitors with a more detailed overview of the department, which is one of the best equipped in the region. Later, he and Simpson gave them a guided tour of the main station.

Enterprise Products is based in Houston, Tex., and has a regional office in Cape Girardeau. The company is one of the largest publicly traded partnerships and a leading North American provider of midstream energy services to producers and consumers of natural gas, NGLs, crude oil, refined products and petrochemicals.

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