BPS receives grant from Motiva

Published 10:01 am Monday, January 31, 2022

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The Bainbridge Public Safety Department has received a $9,975 grant award from Motiva Enterprises to purchase large quantities of firefighting foam. Representatives from the department received the grant award during a check presentation event with local operations personnel from Motiva Enterprises on Tuesday, Jan. 25.

BPS Fire Chief Doyle Welch plans to use the funds to replenish supplies of fire-fighting foam and stated, “This grant will allow our department to have fire-fighting materials on hand for use when the need arises, not only in Bainbridge but the entire Southwest Georgia area.” He added, “We are very grateful to Motiva for partnering with us and providing us with this grant that will allow us to have the supplies necessary to keep our citizens safe.”

The Bainbridge Public Safety Department was one of 17 emergency response organizations across six states that received a total of nearly $130,000 in funding through the Motiva First Responder Grant Program, which is designed to support first responders in communities that host Motiva assets.

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Motiva Terminals & Pipelines General Manager Jason Burnett said that the grant program is an important way for Motiva to strengthen its partnership with local emergency response organizations.

“Safety is the most important aspect of our terminal and pipeline operations,” said Burnett. “Partnering with first responders by providing much-needed resources is a tangible way for Motiva to demonstrate its safety commitment. We’re proud to support the brave men and women who work so tirelessly to keep our communities safe.”

Grants up to $10,000 per applicant are being awarded annually to eligible organizations to fund the purchase of safety equipment, professional training or safety education programs.

This is the inaugural cycle of the Motiva First Responder Grant Program. Applications for the next cycle of grant awards will be accepted from Aug. 1 through Oct. 31, 2022.

Additional details about the program and a complete list of the 2021 award recipients can be found online at motiva.com/community/grants.