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NB Power employees recognized by Governor General for rescuing injured driver (09/04/27)

NB 569

April 27, 2009

FREDERICTON (CNB) - Five NB Power employees were recognized today for saving the life of an injured driver in northern New Brunswick.

Lt.-Gov. Herménégilde Chiasson presented commendations on behalf of Gov. Gen. Michaëlle Jean at a ceremony at Government House.

The employees who received the award were:

On Nov. 10, 2004, the employees were driving between Bathurst and Eel River when they came upon a two-vehicle accident.

A van had rolled onto its roof and was on fire. The employees jumped into action, using fire extinguishers to get the flames under control until they could pull the male driver free from the van. The crew attended to the man and provided first aid until emergency personnel arrived.

"These men represent courage and bravery of the highest order," said Chiasson. "I am proud to recognize their efforts because their actions demonstrate leadership, honour and the basis of our caring society."

David Hay, president and chief executive officer of NB Power, also praised the men.

"We are incredibly proud of our employees and how their training was used to save this individual's life," said Hay. "Pairing their safety skills and training with courage and teamwork, they were able to bring the victim to safety. They are heroes, and it is an honour that they have been recognized for their actions."

NB Power employs more than 2,500 New Brunswickers and consists of a holding company and four operating companies. It operates a network of generating stations, consisting of nuclear-, hydro-, coal-, oil- and diesel-powered stations, with an installed net capacity of 3,959 MW.

NB Power has established interconnections with neighbouring provinces and Maine. NB Power has more than 375,000 customers in New Brunswick.


MEDIA CONTACT: Heather MacLean, media relations, NB Power, 506-458-6618, e-mail, hemaclean@nbpower.com.