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 simulated patient transport, including a test helicopter landing and emergency transport of a
mannequin by private ambulance to the hospital, is scheduled for June 30 in the 1 – 3 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 has been chosen as an alternate landing
zone in the event that the rooftop helipad at UMMC is unavailable, assuming such a landing
would not interfere with BGE’s normal or emergency operations.
WHEN: Thursday, June 30, between 1 & 3 p.m. (weather permitting)
WHERE: BGE’s Spring Gardens Facility
1699 Leadenhall Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
BGE, founded in 1816 as the nation’s first gas utility, is Maryland’s largest natural gas and electric utility. Headquartered in Baltimore, BGE delivers 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. Like us on
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