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Over $15,000 to local fire, ambulance groups from Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation

Kevin C. Merchant, president of the Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation, announced today that a total of $15,800 was awarded to 23 local emergency services organizations during the Foundation’s most recent round of funding.

“The Foundation grants will help community ambulance and fire departments meet a variety of equipment needs and contribute to the support of their basic operations,” said Merchant.

He added that the recent grants are in addition to Jewett City Savings Bank’s annual support totaling $6,600 distributed to 11 fire departments located in its Griswold, Plainfield, and Brooklyn service areas.

2012 award recipients
The Foundation’s recent grants were awarded to: American Legion Ambulance of Moosup; Canterbury Volunteer Ambulance & Fire Dept.; Griswold Community Ambulance; Killingly/Brooklyn Ambulance Corps.; Lisbon Ambulance Service; and Mortlake Fire Co. & Ambulance Service in Brooklyn.

Also, fire departments in Attawaugan, Central Village, Danielson, Dayville, East Brooklyn, East Killingly, Griswold, Oneco, Plainfield, Poquetanuck, Preston City, South Killingly, Sterling, Voluntown, and Williamsville (Rogers); Atwood Hose in Wauregan; and A. A. Young Jr. Hose & Ladder Co. in Jewett City.

2012-11 Fire Companies 1

First Responders from local emergency services providers shown here with Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation President Kevin C. Merchant (left), are (l to r): Todd Babbitt, Fred Marzec, and Tom Holowaty of the Griswold Volunteer Fire Department, and Paul Barthelet Jr., A.A. Young Jr. Hose & Ladder Co. #1, Inc. in Jewett City.

Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation President Kevin C. Merchant (left) with recent grant recipients (l to r) Matt Desrosiers, Attawaugan Fire Department; Travis Irons, Central Village Fire Co. #1; Charles Kelleher, Borough of Danielson Fire Department; Joe Lee, South Killingly Fire Co.; David Willard, Atwood Hose Fire Company; Jeff Griffin, Oneco Fire Co. #1; Dean Roussel, Sterling Volunteer Fire Company, Inc.; and Shane Kettle, K.B. Ambulance Corps. Inc.

Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation President Kevin C. Merchant (left) with recent grant recipients (l to r) Matt Desrosiers, Attawaugan Fire Department; Travis Irons, Central Village Fire Co. #1; Charles Kelleher, Borough of Danielson Fire Department; Joe Lee, South Killingly Fire Co.; David Willard, Atwood Hose Fire Company; Jeff Griffin, Oneco Fire Co. #1; Dean Roussel, Sterling Volunteer Fire Company, Inc.; and Shane Kettle, K.B. Ambulance Corps. Inc.