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NIPSCO Awards $50,000 in Public Safety Education and Training Grants

Annual program funds local safety education and training projects in northern Indiana

Fifteen organizations will receive grants from NIPSCO to help fund their safety education and training projects throughout northern Indiana. This year NIPSCO has granted a total of $50,000. Since this grant program was initiated two years ago, a total of 28 projects have been funded with $100,000 in grant donations.

“Public safety education and training are very important to us at NIPSCO, and we are excited to assist these organizations in their mission,” said Karen McLean, public affairs manager. “NIPSCO’s second year offering this program led to many outstanding applications received, and we are deeply impressed with how organizations are prioritizing safety and educational projects.”

This year’s recipients include:

Angola Parks and Recreation, Trail Safety Education; Crown Point Fire Rescue, Safety Education; East Allen County Schools, Training; Franciscan Health, Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Detectors; Hammond Indiana Police, First Responder Training; Idaville Volunteer Fire Dept., Firefighter Training; Indiana Operation Lifesaver, First Responder Training; LaGrange County Sheriff’s Office, Safety Education; Pines Fire Department, CPR Community Safety; Poe Volunteer Fire Department, Safety Education; REAL Services, Inc., CPR Training; St. Joseph County PSAP, 911 Gives Back; Trustees of Indiana University, Self-Defense Classes; Warren Township, Safety Education; and Wheatfield Volunteer Fire Dept., Safety Education.

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Northern Indiana Public Service Company LLC (NIPSCO), with headquarters in Merrillville, Indiana, has proudly served the energy needs of northern Indiana for more than 100 years. As Indiana’s largest natural gas distribution company and the second-largest electric distribution company, NIPSCO serves approximately 820,000 natural gas and 460,000 electric customers across 32 counties. NIPSCO is part of NiSource’s (NYSE: NI) seven regulated utility companies. NiSource is one of the largest fully regulated utility companies in the United States, serving approximately 4 million natural gas and electric customers through its local Columbia Gas and NIPSCO brands. More information about NIPSCO and NiSource is available at and

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