Equinor donates to first responders in the Bakken

WILLISTON – Equinor, an international energy company, is donating over $22,000 to emergency management services in McKenzie, Mountrail and Williams counties.

“Equinor has built its business on a strong foundation of community trust, collaboration and stewardship. This donation signifies both our gratitude for the local first responders’ service to these North Dakota communities and our commitment to support the specific emergency management needs in each location,” said Linda Pitman, Williston Basin regional manager.

Equinor has had a presence in North Dakota since 2011 and employs over 100 professionals. Throughout its 47 years, Equinor has taken an active approach to helping communities, supporting a range of programs, organizations and communities where the company has operations.

“We are so grateful for Equinor’s generous support and appreciate the flexibility in how best to allocate the funds where they can do the best good,” said Karolin Jappe, McKenzie County emergency manager. “The range of needs for each emergency management service is expansive – from gas monitors for every firefighter to a Hazmat trailer. All things that need funding will make a difference and enhance the ability of our first responders to do their job more effectively and safely as they protect all of us.”

Equinor will be formally presenting checks to the McKenzie, Mountrail and Williams county emergency management agencies on June 14 in Equinor’s Williston office.