BGE Presents More Than $350,000 in Grants through the Emergency Response and Safety Grants Program
On January 30, 2014, in an effort to enhance safety, emergency preparedness and emergency response and recovery in its central Maryland service area, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) presented more than $350,000 in grants to 41 nonprofit emergency response and safety organizations. In its second year, the Emergency Response and Safety Grant program, specifically designed to support emergency response and safety organizations, is part of BGE’s continued commitment to supporting safety and reliability while also enhancing the communities it serves. Grant monies will be used to fund equipment, programs or services, such as smoke detectors, thermal imaging cameras, search and rescue equipment, emergency services, emergency food pantry and basic life support kits, and many others, that are critical to the safety of the communities BGE serves.
“BGE is committed to maintaining the highest standards of safety and reliability for our employees, our customers and the communities in which we live and work, and naturally we have a strong appreciation for the critically important role the volunteer emergency response and safety organizations play throughout the state of Maryland,” said Calvin G. Butler Jr., senior vice president of regulatory and external affairs for BGE. “Through this grant program, we are pleased to continue our long-standing commitment and give back to our safety and emergency response organizations, who day in and day out, are poised to respond in times of need. BGE’s grant program gives us the unique opportunity to strengthen our relationships with our emergency responder colleagues, while also extending our commitment to safety to our customers. Teamed with career emergency responders, these organizations and their highly trained and dedicated personnel are second to none in ensuring the safety of Marylanders and BGE is proud to support them in their efforts.”
The application process is now closed. The 2014 application period will open in the fall.