For Immediate Release
BALTIMORE (March 25, 2019) – Today, BGE awarded more than $272,000 in BGE Emergency Response and Safety Grants to 65 area nonprofit organizations at a ceremony held at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department in Baltimore County. The grant recipients are located throughout the BGE service area in nine Maryland counties and Baltimore City.
"At BGE, there is nothing more important than the safety of our employees and customers, and we are grateful for the partnerships we have with organizations that share our commitment to safety," said Alexander Núñez, senior vice president of regulatory and external affairs for BGE. "First responders risk their lives each and every day, often advancing toward danger in order to keep the rest of us safe. They play a critical role in our communities and it is our pleasure to help support them in their selfless mission."
BGE's Emergency Response and Safety Grant program, now in its seventh year, supports area nonprofits by providing strategic funding that enables the success of their emergency response and safety programs. Some of this year's grants will assist agencies in purchasing vital equipment, such as defibrillators, ice rescue equipment ,and funding for emergency preparedness drills and active shooter training. Over the last seven years, BGE's program has provided over $2 million to 398 nonprofit organizations who share BGE's commitment to the safety of central Maryland residents.
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:
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.
BGE works within Maryland's communities to address economic development, public safety, civic issues and contributes to strategic initiatives that help enhance our neighborhoods. Through the use of shareholder dollars, BGE supports programs that deliver measurable and sustainable impact in areas of education, environment, community development and arts and culture.
BGE, founded in 1816 as the nation's first gas utility and headquartered in Baltimore, is Maryland's largest natural gas and electric utility. The company's approximately 3,200 employees are committed to safe and reliable energy delivery to more than 1.25 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. In the J.D. Power 2017 and 2018 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study SM BGE was ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Business Electric Service in the East among Large Utilities. In addition, in the J.D. Power 2018 Gas Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study SM BGE received Best in Customer Satisfaction with Business Natural Gas Service in the East. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation's leading competitive energy provider. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (or "BGE") received the highest score in the East Large segment of the 2018 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study and the East Region of the 2018 Gas Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study of electric and gas utility customer satisfaction among business customers. Visit jdpower.com/awards.