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For Immediate Release
BALTIMORE, MD (Feb. 22, 2022) – 61 area nonprofit organizations are receiving over $250,000 in BGE Emergency Response and Safety Grants. The grant recipients are located throughout the BGE service area in nine Maryland counties and Baltimore City. BGE is committed to improving the quality of life for people in the communities where we live, work, and serve, and the Emergency Response and Safety Grants program is an important part of that commitment. First responders are our customers and our neighbors, they risk their lives every day and BGE is grateful for their service and honored to support them in their selfless mission.
"BGE is grateful to honor these outstanding organizations that share our commitment to safety. We believe that first responders are a vital foundation of our communities," said Alexander Núñez, senior vice president of governmental, regulatory and external affairs for BGE. "At BGE, the safety of our employees and customers comes first. We trust that these organizations will use this support to make our communities stronger."
This is the tenth year for 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 including thermal imaging cameras, fire hose replacements, and first aid stations.
The following is a list of the organizations awarded with a BGE Emergency Response and Safety Grant this year:
Anne Arundel County:
Prince George's County:
For more information on previous grant recipients go to bgenow.com.
In addition to the BGE Emergency Response and Safety Grants, BGE provides free training for fire and police departments, 911 centers and emergency management organizations who routinely respond to emergencies in close proximity to 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 working to prevent damage to energy equipment by third parties.
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.
Through the use of shareholder dollars, BGE supports programs that deliver measurable and sustainable impact in areas of building Exelon's future workforce, energy empowerment in our communities, enrichment through local vitality, and equal access to arts and culture.
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BGE is Maryland's largest natural gas and electric utility, providing safe and reliable energy delivery to more than 1.3 million electric customers and more than 680,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. The company was founded in 1816 as the nation's first gas utility and remains headquartered in Baltimore City to this day. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (Nasdaq: EXC), the nation's leading energy utility company. Engage with the latest BGE stories on bgenow.com and connect with BGE on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.