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BGE Awards $145K to 37 Local Nonprofits for Vital Lifesaving Equipment and Programs

BALTIMORE, MD (March 30, 2023) – BGE is awarding $145,400 in BGE Emergency Response and Safety Grants to 37 nonprofit organizations. The grant recipients are located throughout the BGE service area in nine Maryland counties and Baltimore City.

"BGE is honored to support these outstanding organizations that share our commitment to safety and improving the quality of life for people in the communities where we live and work," said Alexander Núñez, senior vice president of Governmental, Regulatory, and External Affairs for BGE. "First responders are our customers and our neighbors; they risk their lives every day and BGE is grateful for their service."

This is the eleventh year of the program, which supports nonprofit emergency response and public safety organizations throughout BGE's service area. To date, BGE has provided more than $3 million to 594 emergency response programs. Previous recipients have used the grants for emergency equipment upgrades, training, and programs that enhance community health and safety.

The following is a list of the organizations awarded with a BGE Emergency Response and Safety Grant this year:

Anne Arundel County:

  • Anne Arundel County and City of Annapolis Emergency Response Team, Inc. – Enhanced Community CPR & First Aid Training
  • Arnold Volunteer Fire Department – Fire Suppression
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County – First Aid/CPR Equipment and Training
  • MM&P Maritime Advancement Training, Education and Safety Program – MITAGS Emergency Response and Safety Equipment
  • Orchard Beach Volunteer Fire Department – Thermal Imaging Cameras

Baltimore City:

  • Greater Baybrook Alliance, Inc. – Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design in Baybrook
  • Hatzalah of Baltimore, Inc. – Hatzalah Advanced EMS Equipment Project
  • Moveable Feast – Emergency Assistance for Home Delivered Meals Program
  • Torah Institute of Baltimore – First Aid Stations and Training

Baltimore County:

  • Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department of Baltimore County, Inc. – Four Gas Meter and Fire Attack Nozzles
  • Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Company – Purchase of PPE Express 6 Gear Drying Cabinet
  • Cockeysville Volunteer Fire Company – Fire Suppression Equipment and Fire Logging System
  • FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association – Safety and Wellness Resiliency Training
  • Hereford Volunteer Fire Company – Equip Squad 442 with a Holmatro Mini Cutter Rescue Tool
  • Lutherville Volunteer Fire Company – 4-Way Humat Hydrant Valve Upgrade
  • Owings Mills Volunteer Fire Company – Aerial Program
  • Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company – Thermal Imaging Camera Replacement
  • Providence Volunteer Fire Company – Emergency Scene Lighting Upgrade-Retrofit to LED/New Technology for Ladder Truck 297
  • Upperco Volunteer Fire Company – Upperco VFC Training and Exercise Equipment

Carroll County:

  • Pleasant Valley Community Fire Company, Inc. – Outdated Tool and Equipment Replacement
  • Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Co. No. 1 – Seek Personal Thermal Imagers
  • Winfield Community Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. – Pet First Aid and Chainsaw

Cecil County:

  • William M Singerly Steam Fire Engine and Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1 – Fire Suppression Hose Replacement

Frederick County:

  • Maryland & Mid-Atlantic Wilderness Rescue Squad – Wilderness and Austere Medical Response
  • Search & Rescue Assist, Inc. – Mission Readiness for Disaster Search Dog Teams

Harford County:

  • Abingdon Fire Company – Cold Weather Gear
  • Joppa Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. – Firefighter Safety, Helmets
  • Mason-Dixon Search Dogs, Inc. – Training, Operations and Boat Motor
  • Susquehanna Hose Company Incorporated – Firefighting Chainsaw Replacement
  • Whiteford Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. – Turn Out Gear

Howard County:

  • Fifth District Volunteer Fire Department Incorporated – Rapid Intervention
  • Maryland Search & Rescue, Inc. – MSAR Safety Initiative

Montgomery County:

  • Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. - Training Manikins
  • Maryland Emergency Management Association - Sponsorship for the 2023 Maryland Emergency Management Association Educational Symposium
  • Mid-Atlantic Dogs, Inc. – Mission Readiness

Prince George's County:

  • Laurel Volunteer Fire Department No. 1, Inc. – Vital Sign Monitors with Pulseox for the Basic Life Support Ambulance
  • Laurel Volunteer Rescue Squad, Inc. – Enhanced Vital Signs Monitoring Equipment

In addition to supporting the emergency responder community in Maryland, BGE provides training for fire, police, 911 centers and emergency management organizations who routinely work around utility equipment. BGE is recognized for its own emergency response record, ranking among the top utilities in the nation for rapid response to gas emergency calls and for preventing damages to energy equipment.  The Emergency Response and Safety Grants program, and all nonprofit contributions, are made using shareholder dollars and are not reflected in customer bills.


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