Safety rules at local school

By Ellen Cooke

Kids get schooled on natural gas safety – with our Leading with Safety program

“Thanks all for your commitment to safety and to our children …”

Our VP, Community and Customer Management (C&CM) Melanie Littlejohn was talking to this year’s employee volunteers, who once again brought natural gas safety messages to students at Brooklyn’s PS 204.

“This is the third time we’ve had the opportunity, and privilege, to bring our Leading with Safety [LWS] program to students at this school,” says Carol Decina, manager, C&CM. “About 200 4th grade students were engaged and anxious to learn about natural gas safety.  A special thanks to our field volunteers, as their interactive demonstrations of PPE [Personal Protective Equipment] and work tools were particularly interesting to the students.”

NY Jurisdiction President Ken Daly summed it up like this: “Great job by Team Grid! Thanks for making National Grid a safe place to work and our communities a safe place to live.”

This year’s LWS PS204 volunteers:

Kimberly Catalano, Workforce Management
Kristina Celestain, CMS
Zizi Chen, Finance
Mellony Evans, Workforce Management
Christina Gueli, Customer & Community
Kareem McCollin, CMS
Jesse McCord, CMS
Mike Miraglia, Field Operations
Louis Raimondi, Field Operations
Joanna Scotto, NY Jurisdiction
James Trezzino, CMS

Want to join in?

School’s out but you can still help out at a local community center, or sign up for next school year. Want to become a Leading with Safety volunteer? (To order youth presentation kits, click on the Leading with Safety link.) 

And, to find out more about Leading with Safety and all our Power to Serve employee volunteer signature programs, click on the Power to Serve link.

Jesse McCord, Mike Miraglia and Louis Raimondi (l-r) help young students suit up in their PPE


Jesse McCord grabs some safety glasses for a young PS204 student


These employees are truly ‘Leading with Safety’ (l-r): Mellony Evans, Kristina Celestain, Zizi Chen, Kimberly Catalano, Kareem McCollin, Joanna Scotto, James Trezzino, Jesse McCord, Christina Gueli, Carol Decina, Louis Raimondi and Mike Miraglia


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