The Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation announced recently that it has awarded $28,700 in grants to 27 emergency service organizations in the Bank’s market area.

“Jewett City Savings Bank appreciates the courageous emergency services providers who put their lives at risk to ensure we all stay safe and healthy. The Foundation’s grants were allocated to ensure that local emergency services providers have the equipment and support they need to ensure their safety and wellbeing,” said Kevin Merchant, President and CEO of Jewett City Savings Bank.

Special Projects
A total of $6,600 was granted to fund special projects for seven emergency services providers. Among these donations was a $1,400 gift to Atwood Hose Fire Company of Wauregan to purchase an automated external defibrillator (AED). Additionally, grants of $1,000 were awarded to: East Brooklyn Fire Department to purchase structural firefighter gear; Griswold Volunteer Fire Department to purchase firefighter boots; Jewett City Fire Department/A.A. Young, Jr. Hose and Ladder #1 for the purchase of a Blitzfire monitor package; and Sterling Volunteer Fire Company to purchase horse rescue equipment. Receiving $600 grants were Bungay Fire Brigade of Woodstock for a new roof ventilation saw and Central Village Fire Department to purchase new portable radios.

Annual Support
Grants totaling $22,100 were awarded to provide annual support for 21 providers. Receiving an $1,100 grant was Canterbury Volunteer Fire Department. In addition, $1,000 grants were awarded to the following 15 providers: Attawaugan Fire Department; Dayville Fire Company; East Brooklyn Fire Department; East Killingly Fire Department; Griswold Volunteer Fire Company; Jewett City Fire Department/A.A. Young Jr. Hose and Ladder Company; KB Ambulance Corps. of Killingly; Lisbon Volunteer Fire Department; Moosup Fire Department; Mortlake Fire Company & Ambulance Service of Brooklyn; Oneco Fire Company; Plainfield Fire Company No. 1, Inc.; Sterling Volunteer Fire Company; Voluntown Volunteer Fire Company No. 1, Inc., and Williamsville Fire Engine Company of Rogers.

A grant of $700 was awarded to American Legion Ambulance of Moosup. Grants of $600 were made to Atwood Hose Fire Company of Wauregan; Central Village Fire Company; Danielson Fire Department; Pawcatuck Fire Department; Poquetanuck Fire Department EMS of Preston; Preston City Volunteer Fire Department; South Killingly Fire Department; and Westerly Fire Department. A grant of $500 was awarded to Lisbon Ambulance Service.