Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published January 29, 2014

Media Advisory: BGE to Present More Than $350,000 to Forty-One Nonprofit Emergency Response and Safety Organizations

Please see the attached media advisory for tomorrow’s press conference where BGE will present more than $350,000 to 41 nonprofit emergency response and safety organizations. The press conference will take place Thursday, Jan. 30 at 1pm at the American Red Cross Chesapeake Regional Headquarters, located at 4800 Mt. Hope Drive in Baltimore. I look forward to seeing you there.


BGE to Present More Than $350,000 to Forty-One Nonprofit Emergency


Response and Safety Organizations 


BGE’s grant program recognizes long-standing company support of and partnership with emergency


responders and other emergency services organizations throughout Central Maryland


WHO:           Calvin G. Butler Jr., senior vice president, BGE

                       Ken Mallette, Executive Director of Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)

Chief Marc Bashoor, Vice-Chair, Metropolitan Fire Chiefs’ Council of the State of Maryland

David McMillan, Assistant Deputy Chief, Baltimore City Office of Emergency Management

Mark Hubbard, Director of Emergency Management, Baltimore County

Chief Niles Ford, Baltimore City Police Department

James Francavilla, Chief Development Officer, American Red Cross Chesapeake Region

Tony Coffield, Executive Director, Community Action Network

Representatives from approximately 40 emergency preparedness, response and safety organizations, including volunteer fire companies, from across Maryland who received a 2013 BGE Emergency Responders Safety Grant


WHAT:         In its second year, BGE launched its Emergency Response and Safety Grant Program, designed specifically for nonprofit emergency response and safety organizations that provide emergency services support – either preparedness or response and recovery – throughout BGE’s central Maryland service area.  During the press conference, more than $350,000 will be distributed to approximately 40 organizations which represent Baltimore City and the 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:         Thursday, January 30, 2014

11:00 a.m.


WHERE:      American Red Cross Chesapeake Regional Headquarters

4800 Mt. Hope Drive

Baltimore, Maryland 21215


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. 


VISUALS:    Interview, video, photo and b roll footage opportunities


NOTE:          Please provide names of individuals who will be attending in advance to Rachael Lighty at