The Salvation Army Box 4 Canteen responds to Gas Leak in Downtown Dallas

March 19, 2015
Joshua Moseley | joshua_moseley@uss.salvationarmy.org

The Salvation Army  Box 4 Canteen responds to Gas Leak in Downtown Dallas

Dallas, TX – At approximately 5:48 PM on Thursday, February 27, 2015, Box 4, a quick response Salvation Army Canteen, was requested by Dallas Fire-Rescue to respond to a natural gas leak at a high-rise building in downtown Dallas. Box 4 was invited to eat dinner with Dallas Fire Station 34 in Pleasant Grove at 6:30 PM, where they would also conduct their regularly scheduled monthly business meeting, when they received the call to respond. According to Wally Banks, The Salvation Army Liaison Committee Chairman for Box 4, “business always takes precedence over pleasure.” Both of their rehab units and twenty one Box 4 members responded to the incident. Engine, truck, and Hazmat crews from Dallas Fire-Rescue rotated through rehab for approximately 2 hours. Civilians were also assisted during the event. Box 4 is a quick response canteen that supports the fire departments in the Dallas area on a 24/7 basis. They receive a direct page from Dallas Fire-Rescue when their services are requested and have been associated with The Salvation Army since 1963.

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