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February 2015
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Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation Awards Grants Totaling $13,450 to 11 Fire Departments and Ambulance Companies

Local fire departments and ambulance services receive much-needed support for training, community education, materials and equipment

The Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation has awarded a total of $13,450 in grants to 11 local fire departments and ambulance services in northeastern Connecticut, an area where many departments are volunteer-based and lack the funds to provide additional training and updated equipment.

Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation is proud to provide grants to the following emergency services providers:

  • Pomfret Fire Department: $700 to fund a community first aid course
  • A. A. Young Jr. Hose and Ladder Company in Jewett City: $1,100 to purchase a G-450 multi-gas detector
  • Central Village Fire Company: $1,200 to purchase new fire hose fittings and adapters
  • Preston City Volunteer Fire Department and Poquetanuck Volunteer Fire Department in Preston each received $1,250 for new feedback-capable CPR training mannequins
  • Sterling Volunteer Fire Company: $800 to update facilities with new tables for training
  • Atwood Hose Fire Company in Wauregan: $1,200 to purchase a four-gas meter with calibration kit and charger
  • American Legion Ambulance of Moosup: $2,500 to purchase a chest compression system
  • Plainfield Fire Company: $1,200 for materials and equipment for a new training facility
  • Voluntown Volunteer Fire Co.: $1,550 for EMT medical bags and hoods and gloves for firefighters
  • Oneco Fire Company: $700 for new fire department equipment

These donations are part of Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation’s commitment to help improve the resources available to organizations that provide vital services in its local communities. In the past year, the Foundation has awarded more than $60,000 to help 38 local nonprofit organizations carry out their missions. According to Kevin Merchant, Foundation President, since its inception ten years ago the Foundation has awarded more than $500,000 to support organizations in its service area.