Surge Energy hosts dinner for volunteer firefighters

HERALD photo/Erin Stephens Surge Energy CEO Dexter Burleigh, right, presents a $5,000 check and a plaque to Howard County Volunteer Fire Department First Assistant Chief Pepper Sullivan Tuesday night. The money will be used for communications, firefighting foam, and personal protective gear for HCVFD firefighters.
Erin Stephens
Staff Writer

Oil sales company Surge Energy, based in Ackerly, hosted a dinner at Hotel Settles for both the Ackerly Volunteer Fire Department and the Howard County Volunteer Fire Department Tuesday night.
“One of the main reasons we wanted to do this is because I share with the Surge team every morning that we need to protect ourselves, the people around us, the environment, and the company,” said Surge Energy Production Superintendent Steve Rodriguez. “The fire departments complete all of the things that I mention to the team every morning. This is why we feel it's important to support the fire department; we share the same values.”

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