CARLSBAD, New Mexico – Malaga Volunteer Fire Department is the recipient of a 2012 Chevrolet
Suburban 4x4 recently donated by XTO Energy.
The former XTO fleet vehicle will be used by the department to respond as a command vehicle. The vehicle will be outfitted with medical supplies and a compressed air foam extinguisher system, which can be used to respond to smaller roadside fires.
“XTO would like to thank the Malaga Volunteer Fire Department for the important services they provide to Malaga and Eddy County,” said Wes McSpadden, XTO production superintendent. “We understand the challenges that emergency responders face with tight budgets, and we’re proud to support this organization that shares our ‘safety first’ vision.”
“The donation of the Suburban is going to be very beneficial to the department,” said Alton Walker, chief of Malaga Volunteer Fire Department. “It’s going to give us additional response capabilities that allow us to be first on the scene in an emergency.”
XTO continually looks for ways to support emergency responders in the local communities where it operates and where its employees live. In addition to grants and equipment donations, XTO also meets with emergency responders to provide safety training opportunities and share information about the company’s operations in the area.
“We have started a partnership where XTO and the fire departments can learn from each other and grow stronger,” said Walker.
About XTO Energy
XTO Energy Inc., a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation, is a leading oil and natural gas producer in the United States with expertise in developing tight gas, shale gas and unconventional oil resources. XTO or its affiliates operate in all major U.S. unconventional producing regions and Western Canada. XTO also provides support and technical services to ExxonMobil’s operations in Argentina. The company manages 11 million acres with a total resource base of about 33 billion oil-equivalent barrels. In the Delaware Basin of New Mexico, XTO operates in Lea and Eddy counties, where in 2017 it produced approximately 21,000 barrels of oil per day and 170 million cubic feet of gas per day. In 2017, XTO and ExxonMobil invested $354,000 in higher education, medical care, environmental research and arts and civic organizations in New Mexico.