Chattanooga Gas employees are inextricably woven into the communities we are privileged to serve. You might see our crews working in your neighborhood or find us at community events.
We welcome opportunities to visit schools to educate students about careers in natural gas and natural gas safety. Additionally, the second week in May is Volunteer Week at Chattanooga Gas.
This summer our employees will send crews and natural gas equipment to seven Chattanooga Youth & Family Development Summer Youth Camps. We will educate kids about natural gas, the importance of calling before you dig and day-to-day operations.
In April, Chattanooga Gas employees participated in Earth Day by cleaning up trash on Olan Mills Drive and recycling metal. Earth Day is a global event with more than one billion people taking part in civic-focused actions such as planting trees and cleaning up roads and cities.
April 10 was National Work Zone Awareness Day. Chattanooga Gas employees wore orange and posted photos with colleagues on social media to share the message about drivers using caution in work zones. Employees were encouraged to follow the state’s Move Over Law, which requires motorists to move over to give safe clearance to law enforcement, firefighters, ambulances, utility workers and tow-truck drivers.
On March 26, Chattanooga Gas employees hosted a “Wear Purple” party in support of epilepsy awareness and fundraising.
In early March, Chattanooga Gas employees, Marcus Smith and Tulio Soto, showed off their medals after finishing well in the Chattanooga Marathon. The not-for-profit marathon further strengthens the outdoor community while providing a high quality, fun event for runners on all levels
March 1 was career day at Red Bank Elementary School in the Mountain Creek neighborhood. Chattanooga Gas employees spoke to students about the day-to-day activities of field workers in the natural gas industry. Foreman Marcus Smith, Crew Lead Ray Hembree and Crewmen Kevin Crowe and Marcus Cosey taught the students about natural gas safety. We also demonstrated the use of specialized equipment and tools used to repair natural gas leaks.
February was “Go Red for Women” Day, an event designed to increase women’s heart health awareness. Employees wore red and made donations to the American Heart Association.