The Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation has awarded 42 grants amounting to $35,295 to emergency services providers throughout the communities within Jewett City Savings Bank’s market area.
“Every day our emergency services providers work to keep us, and our communities, safe. The Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation is committed to assisting in providing financial support to the departments and companies that put their lives on the line every day,” said Michael Alberts, President of the Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation.
A total of $10,195 was distributed, funding special projects for 11 emergency services providers. A $1,395 grant was awarded to the Jewett City Fire Department to purchase a thermal imaging camera. Recipients of $1,000 grants included the Atwood Hose Fire Company in Wauregan to assist in transitioning to an upgraded UHF radio communication system; East Brooklyn Fire Department for the purchase of fire gear; Killingly/Brooklyn Ambulance Corps for the purchase of new iPads and CPR training equipment; Moosup Fire District to provide a wireless Bluetooth headset communications system within the crew area of the rescue engine; Mortlake Fire Co. & Ambulance in Brooklyn for facilitating community CPR, AED, and First Aid training; Plainfield Fire District for the purchase of a folding portable water tank; and Sterling Fire District for the purchase of a new industrial gas stove/oven for use during food-based fundraising activities.
Recipients of $600 grants included the Central Village Fire Company for the purchase of new radios with Bluetooth compatibility and to also upgrade existing radios; Putnam Fire Department to help fund the purchase of a mobile decontamination shower; and West Thompson Independent Fire Association #1, Inc. for the purchase of cold-water rescue suits.
The Foundation awarded grants totaling $25,100 for annual support in 2021. The Canterbury Volunteer Fire Department received a grant of $1,100 to support fire and ambulance services in the town. In addition, the following departments/companies received $1,000 annual grants: Attawaugan Fire Department; Atwood Hose Fire Company; Dayville Fire Company; East Brooklyn Fire Department; East Killingly Fire Department; Griswold Volunteer Fire Company; Jewett City Fire Department; Killingly/Brooklyn Ambulance Corp; Lisbon Volunteer Fire Department; Moosup Fire Department; Mortlake Fire Co. & Ambulance Service; Oneco Fire Company; Plainfield Fire Company No.1, Inc.; Sterling Volunteer Fire Company, Inc.; and Williamsville Fire Engine Company in Rogers.
Grants in amounts from $500 to 700 were awarded to: American Legion Ambulance in Moosup; Central Village Fire Company; Danielson Fire Department; East Putnam Fire Department; Lisbon Ambulance Service; Pawcatuck Fire Department: Poquetanuck Fire Department EMS; Preston City Volunteer Fire Department; Putnam Fire Department and EMS Ambulance Service; South Killingly Fire Department; Voluntown Volunteer Company No. 1 Inc.; West Thompson Fire Department; Westerly Fire Department; and Woodstock Volunteer Fire Association.