South Jersey Gas and Elizabethtown Gas, subsidiaries of South Jersey Industries, recently announced the winners of their annual First Responders Grant Program. This year, 12 grants totaling nearly $58,000 were awarded to local first responder departments by the two utilities.
“At South Jersey Gas, safety serves as a core value and an intrinsic part of the work we do each and every day,” Brent Schomber, president and chief operating officer, South Jersey Gas, said. “We are proud to partner with this year’s winners to support their continued efforts to keep our customers and communities safe.”
The 2022 First Responders Grant Program recipient departments include, from South Jersey Gas:
- Egg Harbor Township Emergency Medical Services
- Runnemede Fire Company
- North Wildwood Fire Department
- Laurel Lake Fire and Rescue Company
- Harrisonville Fire Company
- Daretown Fire Company
And from Elizabethtown Gas:
- Andover Borough Fire Department
- Iselin Fire Department
- Borough of Kenilworth Fire Department
- City of Lambertville Fire Department
- Woodbridge Police Department
- Huntington Volunteer Fire Company No. 1
Through the First Responders Grant Program, the utilities provide support to help operations, improve safety measures or provide training at local first responder departments.
This year, grants were awarded to first responder departments to support the purchase of critical resources, including first aid and firefighting gear, fire hose equipment, gas leak detectors and other protective equipment.
The First Responders Grant Program will be offered again in Fall 2023.