For Immediate Release
WHO: Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE)
WHAT: BGE and the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) have finalized an agreement to utilize BGE’s Spring Gardens Facility in Baltimore as an alternate landing site for medevac helicopters transporting patients to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center / University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC). A test landing is scheduled for Dec. 4 at 1:00 p.m. Community members are advised that they may hear the sound of the helicopter, but this is only a test landing and not an actual emergency. This site is being evaluated as an alternate landing zone for a potential scenario in which the helipad at UMMC is unavailable, assuming such a landing would not interfere with BGE’s normal or emergency operations.
WHEN: Friday, Dec. 4 at 1:00 p.m. (weather permitting)
WHERE: BGE’s Spring Gardens Facility
1699 Leadenhall Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
BGE, headquartered in Baltimore, is Maryland’s largest natural gas and electric utility, delivering power to more than 1.25 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. The company’s approximately 3,200 employees are committed to the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas and electricity, as well as enhanced energy management, conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with 2014 revenues of approximately $27.4 billion. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.