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For Immediate Release


Justin Mulcahy

BGE Spring Gardens Facility to Conduct Medevac Helicopter Test Landing

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

WHY: BGE supports emergency response and public safety organizations throughout BGE’s service area. In addition to this type of cooperative support and training for fire, police, 911 centers and emergency management organizations who routinely work around utility equipment, BGE also provides financial support for non-profit emergency responders. To date, the BGE Emergency Response and Safety Grants have provided nearly $1 million to 129 emergency response organizations, which share BGE’s commitment to the safety of central Maryland residents. These grants have been used to fund equipment, programs or services, such as thermal imaging cameras, rescue boat upgrades, disaster relief, K-9 safety search, rescue tools and heart defibrillators and training programs, among many others, that are critical to the safety of the communities BGE serves. 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 in working to prevent damages to energy equipment.


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.

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