July 2015

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2015 Midwest Damage Prevention Training Conference Announces Tony Crow as Keynote Speaker
The 2015 Midwest Damage Prevention Training Conference (MWDPTC) is proud to announce Tony Crow as its keynote speaker. Tony will deliver his motivational speech at the conference on Thursday, Nov. 12. Tony worked for utility company TXU for more than 20 years, during which he attended numerous safety meetings. Rules of safety were so ingrained in Tony's memory that they became second nature to him. But on February 15, 2003, while Tony was enjoying his favorite hobby, quail hunting, he was accidently shot and became permanently blind. Since his hunting accident, Tony has presented his compelling story, entitled, "It's Not Just About Me," to many audiences. Believing that leadership is best shown by example, Tony shares his thoughts on the importance of safety during everyday life, both in the workplace and at home.

The 2015 MWDPTC will take place Nov. 11-13 at the French Lick Resort in French Lick, Ind. If you have not yet registered, now is the time to do so to take advantage of early bird pricing! Visit www.midwest811conference.com to register and learn more about the 2015 MWDPTC, including training session topics.

811 Takes Over Kentucky Speedway
Common Ground Alliance and a team of partners, including Indiana 811, sponsored an "811 takeover" at Kentucky Speedway for the Quaker State 400, which took place July 9-11. Racing fans were reminded to always know what's below with call before you dig messaging and signage throughout the venue, and they also had the opportunity to purchase discounted tickets in advance of the event with a special 811 code. 

Terre Haute Fire Department Selected as Grand Prize Winner in Firehouse Program
Indiana 811, Vectren and NIPSCO are pleased to announce that Terre Haute Fire Department was selected as the grand prize winner for this year's firehouse program. The annual program asks fire stations across Indiana to remind their communities of the importance of contacting Indiana 811 prior to digging by displaying safe digging messages in exchange for a $50 donation toward their organization. As this year's grand prize winner, Terre Haute Fire Department received a $1,000 donation. Check out their winning entry below!

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