Appreciation for First Responders: New Jersey American Water’s 2015 Grant Winners

Nearly $19,000 goes to help local volunteer emergency responder groups

VOORHEES, N.J.--()--First responders selflessly volunteers their time and put themselves in harm’s way for the good and safety of their communities. In appreciation for their heroism, New Jersey American Water is providing more than $19,000 in grants to 22 organizations through the company’s Volunteer Firefighter/Emergency Responders Grant Program.

A team of New Jersey American Water employees, who are all active volunteer firefighters or emergency medical responders, chose the grant recipients from more than 70 applications. The selected organizations and their proposed purchases are:



Intended Purchase

Bay Head Fire Co. No. 1

Gas detectors
Bayview Vol Fire Co. No. 4 Multi-gas monitors
Budd Lake Vol Fire Co 1 Rapid Intervention Crew training class
Carneys Point Fire & Rescue Pagers
Fanwood Rescue Squad Medical suction equipment
Franklin Fire Co. No. 1 Pagers
Franklin Township Fire Dept. Two lengths of 5 inch hose
Green Knoll Rescue Squad Gas detectors
Highlands Fire Dept. Twelve flashlights
Hi-Nella Fire Co. No. 1 Pagers
Lawnside Volunteer Fire Co. One ¾ inch hose
Liberty Corner Fire Co. Scene safety lights
Lincroft First Aid & Rescue Squad Pulse Oximeter
Little Silver Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 Flashlights
Mantoloking Fire Co. Air Pak
Mountainside Rescue Squad Carbon dioxide detectors
New Providence Fire Dept. Pagers
Palmyra Fire Dept. Hoods and gloves
Princeton Junction Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 Flashlights
Shrewsbury First Aid Squad Pulse Oximeter
Somerville Fire Dept. (Fire Police) Signage, flashlights, vests
Stirling Volunteer Fire Dept. Safety helmets
Magnolia Ambulance Fitness test apparatus, flashlights, respirators

“We all appreciate the commitment that our firefighters and first responders have made to our communities,” said Peter A. Eschbach, director of communications and external affairs. “Through this grant program, we want to thank them for their work and help them to maintain the supplies and equipment their companies need. They keep our homes and businesses safe each day and we cannot say ‘thank you’ enough for all that they do.”

New Jersey American Water, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.6 million people. Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs approximately 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in more than 45 states, as well as parts of Canada. More information can be found by visiting


New Jersey American Water
Richard Barnes, 856-782-2371


New Jersey American Water
Richard Barnes, 856-782-2371