Blog - Emergency Responders Safety Grants Helps Increase Safety for Us All

 Rob Gould headshotWhen disaster strikes, it’s important to know that we can depend upon a system of law enforcement, volunteer and career fire and EMS departments, and numerous nonprofit groups to respond.  We’re all grateful for their service and recognize the important nature of their work.
Last fall, BGEEmergency Response grant announced a new grant initiative to support and recognize the important work of our partners in the emergency response community.  Through BGE’s innovative Emergency Responders Safety Grant program, eligible emergency organizations were invited to apply for funding.  Nearly 40 emergency response and safety organizations applied, resulting in nearly $320,000 in combined grants being made available for the purchase of equipment, training and other important needs.
From automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and other first aid devices to protective equipment, rescue tools, natural gas detectors and communications hardware, emergency response organizations throughout central Maryland are making good use of the grant money to enhance response capabilities and public safety.
Emergency Responders grant video thumbnailBGE has maintained a long-standing commitment to supporting the communities we serve. We often work closely with emergency responders – especially when it comes to coordinating the restoration of power to our customers after a weather event, or responding to an emergency situation, such as a fire, in order to make it safe for emergency responders to do their jobs. This grant program allows BGE to support our emergency response partners in a new and meaningful fashion.
While safety makes up a central core value for BGE, our appreciation for safety goes beyond our office buildings and field work. Many of our employees either serve or regularly volunteer to assist safety and emergency response organizations such as volunteer fire companies, EMS organizations and the American Red Cross. I personally have had the honor of serving for the past 30 years as an active firefighter and emergency medical technician (EMT) at the Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company.
Just as we understand the importance of service to our customers, we fully recognize and appreciate the critically important service our emergency response partners provide and are proud to support them in their efforts.

Rob Gould




March 12, 2013Pierre Creighton says:
Nice piece on the grants. One question, can a past recipient apply for next year's program?

Hi Pierre,

Yes, past recipients can apply for future grants.

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