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South Jersey Gas Announces 2023 First Responders Grant Program Recipients

South Jersey Gas is pleased to announce the recipients of the company’s annual First Responders Grant Program. This year, eight grants totaling nearly $40,000 were awarded to local first responder departments.

“At South Jersey Gas, we recognize the vital role first responders play in our communities; providing critical emergency planning and response services for natural disasters and emergencies,” said Brent Schomber, president and COO, South Jersey Gas. “These grants are a token of our appreciation for their tremendous dedication, and we are proud to support the invaluable work they do to keep our customers and communities safe.”

The 2023 First Responders Grant Program recipient departments include:

  • Glassboro Police Department
  • Hammonton Independent Volunteer Fire Company #2
  • Tabernacle Rescue Squad
  • Somerdale Fire Department
  • Cedarville Fire Company #1
  • Galloway Office of Emergency Management
  • Wildwood Fire Department
  • Washington Fire Company #3

Through the First Responders Grant Program, South Jersey Gas provides critical 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. With applications from first responder departments that serve municipalities across the utility’s service area, South Jersey Gas conducts a thorough and competitive selection process to determine the grant recipients.