WEST VALLEY, N.Y. – EM and cleanup contractor CH2M HILL BWXT West Valley (CHBWV) joined the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to give $90,000 in donations to Mercy Flight, West Valley Fire District #1 and Bertrand Chaffee Hospital on behalf of the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP).
The three organizations serve as valuable resources for WVDP employees and the surrounding community. The fire district, which handles fire and emergency services in the event of an incident, received $80,000. The hospital, which provides medical support, and Mercy Flight, which maintains air ambulance service, received $5,000 apiece.
“We understand the importance and benefit to our workforce for having trained emergency responders supporting the project,” said Jennifer Dundas, EM WVDP safety and site programs leader. “We appreciate their continued commitment and effort to protect the health and safety of our workers and the community. All three organizations ensure readiness at a moment’s notice, which makes a difference in the outcome of any emergency related situation.”
Paul Bembia, program director at NYSERDA, commended the organizations for their assistance. EM and CHBWV conduct cleanup at the site in cooperation with NYSERDA.
“The men and women who work and volunteer for these organizations play a vital role in providing care in emergency situations,” Bembia said. “Their partnership speaks volumes to their dedication and commitment to the site, but also to the community they serve. We thank them for their service.”
CHBWV President and General Manager John Rendall noted that the three emergency services organizations provide an extra level of care for all employees.
“Our employees are fortunate to have these dedicated organizations available should the need arise,” Rendall said.
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