First responders get grants

South Jersey Gas has announced recipients of the company’s annual First Responders Grant Program, with eight grants totaling nearly $40,000 awarded to local first-responder departments.

“At South Jersey Gas, we recognize the vital role first responders play in our communities; providing critical emergency planning and response services for natural disasters and emergencies,” said Brent Schomber, president and COO of the company.

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“These grants are a token of our appreciation for their tremendous dedication, and we are proud to support the invaluable work they do to keep our customers and communities safe.”

The grant recipients include:

  • Glassboro police department
  • Hammonton Independent Volunteer Fire Company No. 2
  • Tabernacle Rescue Squad
  • Somerdale fire department
  • Cedarville Fire Company No. 1
  • Galloway Office of Emergency Management
  • Wildwood fire department
  • Washington Fire Company No. 3

Grants to first responders support the purchase of critical resources, including first-aid and firefighting gear, fire hose equipment, gas leak detectors and other protective equipment.

The First Responders Grant Program will be offered again in the fall. Information is available on the South Jersey Gas website at

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