LANDING, N.J. (May
12, 2017) – Representatives of Atlantic
City Electric presented the company’s 11th Annual Merit of
Excellence Award for Commitment to Public Safety to Gary Stevenson, mayor of
Paulsboro, N.J. The
presentation was recently made during the annual New Jersey Emergency
Preparedness Conference at the Tropicana Casino & Resort.
“We are honored to recognize Mayor Stevenson for his many
years of service and dedication to fire service, emergency management and
volunteerism in his community,” said Vince Maione, Atlantic City Electric
The Merit of Excellence Award for Commitment to Public
was created to honor those who commit their time and talents to the residents
and visitors of our region and to recognize individuals or organizations that
have made a significant contribution to emergency preparedness and safety in
southern New Jersey.
to being sworn in as mayor of Paulsboro in January 2016, Stevenson began his
career in the fire protection industry in 1984 which included serving as chief
of the Paulsboro Fire Department for 12 years. He volunteers with the American
Red Cross installing smoke detectors where needed throughout Paulsboro and the
Mayor Stevenson’s firefighting instincts kicked in the morning of
January 10 of this year when he noticed black smoke and flames bellowing from
the second floor of a home in Paulsboro. He approached the residence and
knocked on multiple doors. He managed to wake the sleeping homeowner and helped
the resident outside of the home. After calling the local fire department,
Stevenson did a walk-through of the home to ensure no one else was present. The
mayor’s actions helped save a life that day.
Atlantic City Electric supports the New Jersey Emergency
Preparedness Conference through its Emergency Services Partnership Program,
which provides resources for safety initiatives, education, recruitment and
retention activities, and scholarship opportunities for police, fire and
emergency management officials.
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