The Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation has awarded 39 grants amounting to $36,850 to emergency services providers. The grants were announced by Michael Alberts, President of Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation.
“Day after day, emergency services providers put their lives on the line and work hard to ensure our safety. The Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation is committed to providing financial support to these departments and companies within our communities,” said Alberts.
A total of $11,750 was distributed to 7 emergency services providers to assist with the funding of special projects. Recipients of $2,000 grants were the Atwood Hose Fire Company in Wauregan to assist with the purchase of a thermal imaging camera; and the Sterling Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. for the purchase of a drone. $1,500 grants were awarded to West Thompson Fire Department for the purchase of an automated external defibrillator and CPR equipment; and Plainfield Fire District to purchase tablet devices for use on emergency vehicles.
The Jewett City Fire Department was awarded two grants — a $1,500 grant to purchase LED box lights for a new engine tanker fire truck plus a $1,250 grant in recognition of Jewett City Savings Bank’s previous Chairman of the Board, Louis J. Demicco, Jr. Grants in the amount of $1,000 were awarded to Oneco Fire Company to assist with the purchase of an all-terrain vehicle; and Danielson Fire Department to replace ropes and equipment used for technical rescues.
The Foundation also awarded grants totaling $25,100 for annual support in 2022. A grant of $1,100 was awarded to the Canterbury Volunteer Fire Department & Ambulance. In addition, the following departments/companies received $1,000 annual grants: Attawaugan Fire Department; Atwood Hose Fire Company in Wauregan; 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 in Brooklyn; Oneco Fire Company; Plainfield Fire Company No.1, Inc.; Sterling Volunteer Fire Company, Inc.; and Williamsville Fire Engine Company in Rogers.
Grants in the amounts of $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 in Preston; 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.