Business, Police/Fire

Baltimore County volunteer fire companies, police foundations receive BGE Emergency Response and Safety Grants



BALTIMORE, MD—A total of 61 area nonprofit organizations are receiving over $250,000 in BGE Emergency Response and Safety Grants.

The grant recipients are located throughout the BGE service area in nine Maryland counties and Baltimore City.

“BGE is grateful to honor these outstanding organizations that share our commitment to safety. We believe that first responders are a vital foundation of our communities,” said Alexander Núñez, senior vice president of governmental, regulatory and external affairs for BGE. “At BGE, the safety of our employees and customers comes first. We trust that these organizations will use this support to make our communities stronger.”

This is the tenth year for the program which supports nonprofit emergency response and public safety organizations throughout BGE’s service area. To date, BGE has provided more than $3 million to 594 emergency response programs. Previous recipients have used the grants for emergency equipment upgrades including thermal imaging cameras, fire hose replacements, and first aid stations.

The following is a list of the organizations awarded with a BGE Emergency Response and Safety Grant this year:

Anne Arundel County:

  • Anne Arundel County and City of Annapolis Community Emergency Response – First Aid Enhancement
  • Arnold Volunteer Fire Department Inc – Emergency Services Equipment
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Inc – Emergency Preparedness & Training
  • Food 4 Thought Community Outreach Services Inc. – Spring into Hope
  • Langton Green, Inc. – Emergency Generators for People with Disabilities
  • Orchard Beach Volunteer Fire Department – Upgraded Rescue Equipment
  • Rebuilding Together Anne Arundel County – Emergency Heat and Home Repairs 

Baltimore City:

  • City of Refuge Baltimore – City of Refuge Baltimore Resiliency Hub
  • Hatzalah of Baltimore Inc. – Hatzalah of Baltimore Ballistic EMS Gear
  • Moveable Feast – Emergency Assistance for Home Delivered Meals Program
  • Outcast Food Network – 1st Response Fitness Saves Lives
  • Stillmeadow Community Fellowship Evangelical Free Church – Stillmeadow Resiliency Hub

Baltimore County:

  • Arbutus Volunteer Fire Dept Of Baltimore County Inc – Heavy Vehicle Rescue Struts
  • Baltimore County Police Foundation, Inc. – Baltimore County Crime Scene Photographic Enhancement Project
  • Chesapeake Search and Rescue Dogs Association Inc – Human Remains Detection- Water and Light Disaster Program
  • Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Company – Enhanced Firefighter Safety and SAR (search and rescue) efficacy through the procurement and implementation of Seek Thermal Reveal FirePRO X Thermal Imaging Cameras (TIC).
  • Cockeysville Volunteer Fire Company of Cockeysville Baltimore County MD – Ballistic Vests
  • Community Volunteer Fire Department of Bowleys Quarters & Vicinity Inc – First Responder Communications
  • Glyndon Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. – Purchase of Lifepack15
  • Hereford Volunteer Fire Company Inc – Equip Squad 442 with a BlowHard Vent Fan
  • Liberty Road Volunteer Fire Company – Replacement Positive Pressure Ventilation Fan
  • Long Green Volunteer Fire Co Inc – Convert open space to office space and conference room
  • Lutherville Volunteer Fire Company – Upgrade Apparatus Headlights to LED
  • Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company Inc – LUCAS Automated CPR device replacement
  • Providence Volunteer Fire Company – Fire Hose Replacement
  • Rosedale Volunteer Fire Company Inc – Attack Lines
  • Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company – Turn-out Gear Dryer
  • Upperco Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. – Battery Powered Tools for UVFC Engines

Calvert County:

  • End Hunger in Calvert County – Food Distribution Program 

Carroll County:

  • Arc of Carroll County Inc. – Emergency Response and Safety Equipment
  • Carroll County Amateur Radio Club – Tower Infrastructure Upgrade
  • Manchester Fire Engine & Hook & Ladder Co No 1 – Key Access System Upgrade
  • Pleasant Valley Community Fire Company Inc. – Repair Emergency Lighting
  • Reese & Community Vol. Fire Company – Rescue Squad 9 High-Pressure Airbag Replacement
  • Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department Inc. – Swift Water Rescue Equipment for Swift Water Rescue Technicians
  • Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Co. No. 1 – Battery powered Combi-tool
  • Winfield Community Volunteer Fire Department Inc- Thermal Imagers and Smoke Alarms

Cecil County:

  • Community Fire Company of Perryville MD Inc – Emergency Rescue Set
  • Water Witch Fire Company, Inc – Positive Pressure Ventilation Fans
  • William M Singerly Steam Fire – FAST Board Firefighter Rescue Devices

Frederick County:



  • National Fallen Firefighters Foundation – Leading by Example: Lessons for the Front Seat and the Chief’s Seat
  • Search and Rescue Assist Inc. – Preparing Today, For the Emergencies of Tomorrow

Harford County:

  • Abingdon Fire Company – Technical Recue Equipment
  • FBI Baltimore Citizens Academy Alumni Association, Inc. – Safety and Wellness Resiliency Training
  • Havre de Grace Ambulance Corp LLC – Ambulance Bay Improvement Project
  • Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. – Training Room Modernization
  • Level Volunteer Fire Company – Rescue and Maintenance Tool Upgrade
  • Mason-Dixon Search Dogs, Inc – Continuing / Specialized K9 and Handler Education and Radio Purchase
  • Susquehanna Hose Company Incorporated – Attack Line Nozzle Replacement
  • The Joppa Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. – Firefighter Safety – Boots
  • Whiteford Volunteer Fire Company Inc – New Turnout Gear/Protective Equipment

Howard County:

  • Fifth District Volunteer Fire Department Incorporated – Rescue Boat GPS and Navigation System
  • International Critical Incident Stress Foundation Inc – Crisis Intervention Training for Law Enforcement & School Administrators/Teachers
  • Maryland and Mid-Atlantic Wilderness Rescue Squad – Wilderness and Austere Medical Response: Expansion

Montgomery County:

  • Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Department Inc – Training Manikins
  • Maryland Emergency Management Association – Maryland Emergency Management and Homeland Security Symposium 2022
  • Mid-Atlantic Dogs Inc – Preparing for Future SAR Missions

Prince George’s County:

    • Disaster Aid USA – Disaster Aid Tools & Equipment
    • Kentland Volunteer Fire Department – Lighting Equipment for the Kentland Volunteer Fire Department
    • Laurel Volunteer Fire Department 1 Inc. – Power Cot and Power Load System for new 2022 Ambulance
    • Laurel Volunteer Rescue Squad Inc – Station Safety Upgrade Plan – Phase 3
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