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2019 Public Entity Safety Initiative Grant Winner Announced

Updated: Apr 18, 2019


NYS Public Entities Safety Group 497 and its Executive Committee are pleased to announce Beacon Volunteer Ambulance Corps in Beacon, NY, who will be using their award to purchase carbon monoxide/Lower Explosive Limits (CO/LEL) monitors, as the winner of the 2019 Public Entity Safety Initiative Grant. Safety Group 497 and its Executive Committee are proud to support the continued safety efforts of this organization as they celebrate their 60th anniversary of serving the Beacon community.


John Fleury, Linda Flanagan, and Chris Harris present Beacon Volunteer Ambulance Corps with their Safety Initiative Grant check on April 15, 2019. Pictured left to right: Chris Harris (Marshall & Sterling Insurance), Linda Flanagan (Marshall & Sterling Insurance), John Fleury (President, Fleury Risk Management), Andrew DiLuvio (President, Beacon Volunteer Ambulance), Rick Spola (Director, Beacon Volunteer Ambulance), and Clayton Aloi (Member, Beacon Volunteer Ambulance).

The purpose of this grant program was to offer up to a $5,000 award to an active Safety Group 497 member that applied for consideration by outlining their organization’s specific equipment and/or training needs as it relates to employee safety. The recipient of this award was to be based on the cumulative factor of the effectiveness of the safety equipment/training being requested as well as the financial need of the organization. 

The Executive Committee received a number of applications, all of which were very well deserving of the safety grant initiative award.

Thank you to the entire group of applicants to this year’s Safety Initiative Grant sponsored by the Safety Group 497 Executive Committee. The goal of Safety Group 497 is to assist all members with reducing workplace accidents and we encourage our members to seek our assistance whenever possible to help make that happen.