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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published January 21, 2013

Media Advisory - BGE to Present More Than $300,000 in Grants to Emergency Response Organizations throughout Central Maryland



Media Advisory - BGE to Present More Than $300,000 in Grants to Emergency Response Organizations throughout Central Maryland

Please consider attending BGE’s press conference on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2013. Thank you. 

 

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company to Present More

Than $300,000 in Grants to Emergency Response

Organizations throughout Central Maryland 
 
New grant program recognizes long-standing company support of and partnership with emergency responders and other emergency services organizations

 

WHO:                Kenneth W. DeFontes Jr., president and chief executive officer for BGE
 
John Denver, president, Maryland State Firemen’s Association
 
Richard Berkowitz, President, Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company
 
Chuck Bollinger, president, Baltimore County Volunteer Fire Association
 
Chief John Hohman, fire chief, Baltimore County Fire Department 
 
Representatives from approximately 40 volunteer fire departments and emergency preparedness, response and safety organizations from across Maryland who received a 2012 BGE Emergency Responders Safety Grant
                                       
WHAT:              In late 2012, BGE launched a new grant program designed specifically for emergency response and safety organizations.  Eligible organizations that provide emergency services support throughout BGE’s central Maryland service area – either preparedness or response and recovery – were encouraged to apply for a single grant of up to $10,000.  During the press conference, more than $300,000 will be distributed to approximately 40 organizations which represent Baltimore City and the ten counties in which BGE provides natural gas and/or electric service, including volunteer fire departments, search and rescue teams and other public safety groups. 
 
WHEN:              Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 at 11 a.m.

WHERE
:            Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company, 40 E. Sudbrook Lane, Pikesville, Md. 21208
                                                   
WHY:                BGE greatly values its relationships with its emergency response partners.  Through this program, BGE has the unique opportunity to further strengthen its support of emergency responders as part of Exelon’s $70 million, 10-year commitment to Maryland. Examples of equipment to be purchased with BGE grant monies include defibrillators, radio systems, thermal imager cameras, rescue tools and carbon monoxide detection equipment.  
 
NOTE:               Please provide names of individuals who will be attending in advance to Rachael Lighty atRachael.lighty@bge.com
                           
BGE <http://www.bge.com/Pages/default.aspx> , headquartered in Baltimore, is Maryland’s largest gas and electric utility, delivering power to more than 1.2 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. The company’s approximately 3,400 employees are committed to the safe and reliable delivery of 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 approximately $33 billion in annual revenues.  Like us on Facebook <http://www.facebook.com/myBGE>  and follow us on Twitter <http://twitter.com/mybge> , YouTube <http://www.youtube.com/baltimoregaselectric>   and Flickr <http://www.flickr.com/photos/mybge> .