Pennsylvania American Water Awards $50,000 in Grants to Local Fire Departments

HERSHEY, Pa.--()--Pennsylvania American Water announced today that 68 emergency service organizations across the Commonwealth received grants totaling approximately $50,000 through its annual Firefighting Support Grant Program. The company awards the grants to support local fire departments and emergency services in purchasing protective gear, lifesaving equipment, firefighting apparatus and training materials.

“We are proud to support the critically important service provided by our communities’ emergency responders,” said Pennsylvania American Water President Jeffrey L. McIntyre. “At a time when funding and volunteers are stretched thin at many fire departments, our Firefighting Support Grants enable us to partner with and assist the dedicated men and women who put their lives on the line to protect our customers’ homes and businesses.”

Pennsylvania American Water awarded grants ranging from $430 to a maximum of $1,000 to the following fire departments and emergency service organizations:

  • Allison #2 Volunteer Fire Dept (Fayette Co)
  • Altamont Fire Co (Schuylkill Co)
  • Big Run Area Volunteer Fire Co (Jefferson Co)
  • Bigler Jackson Woodland Volunteer Fire Co (Clearfield Co)
  • Black Rock Volunteer Fire Co (Montgomery Co)
  • California Volunteer Fire Dept (Washington Co)
  • Camp Hill Fire Co #1 (Cumberland Co)
  • Cashtown Community Fire Dept (Adams Co)
  • Christiana Fire Co. (Lancaster Co)
  • Citizen's Hose Company No 1 (Allegheny Co)
  • City of Butler-Bureau of Fire (Butler Co)
  • City of Carbondale Fire Dept (Lackawanna Co)
  • City of Wilkes-Barre Fire Dept (Luzerne Co)
  • Clarendon Fire Dept (Warren Co)
  • Clairton Fire Dept. (Allegheny Co)
  • Clarks Summit Fire Co No 1 (Lackawanna Co)
  • Claysville Volunteer Fire Dept (Washington Co)
  • Columbia Fire Co (Clearfield Co)
  • East Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Dept (Armstrong Co)
  • Eureka Hose Co No 4 (Lackawanna Co)
  • Exeter Township Volunteer Fire Dept (Berks Co)
  • Fayette County Emergency Management Agency
  • Germania Hose Co (Luzerne Co)
  • Hanover Area Fire District (Luzerne Co)
  • Herman Volunteer Fire Co (Butler Co)
  • Hershey Volunteer Fire Co (Dauphin Co)
  • Hose Company #6 Kittanning (Armstrong Co)
  • Houston Volunteer Fire Dept (Washington Co)
  • Indiana Fire Association (Indiana Co)
  • Jefferson Hills Volunteer Fire Dept (Allegheny Co)
  • Justus Volunteer Fire Co (Lackawanna Co)
  • Kane Volunteer Fire Dept (McKean Co)
  • Keystone Valley Fire Dept (Chester Co)
  • Lincoln Borough Volunteer Fire Co (Allegheny Co)
  • Lindsey Fire Co (Jefferson Co)
  • Lone Pine Volunteer Fire Dept (Washington Co)
  • McDonald Volunteer Fire Dept (Washington Co)
  • McKeesport Bureau of Fire (Allegheny Co)
  • Morris Township Volunteer Fire Dept (Washington Co)
  • Morris Township Volunteer Fire Co (Clearfield Co)
  • Nanticoke City Fire Dept (Luzerne Co)
  • New Cumberland Fire Dept (Cumberland Co)
  • Norristown Fire Dept (Montgomery Co)
  • Norriton Fire Engine Co (Montgomery Co)
  • North Franklin Volunteer Fire Co (Washington Co)
  • Oakland Twp./Oneida Valley Volunteer Fire Co (Butler Co)
  • Pittston City Fire Dept (Luzerne Co)
  • Pittston Township Volunteer Fire Dept (Luzerne Co)
  • Plainfield Township Volunteer Fire Co (Northampton Co)
  • Plains Township Fire Dept (Luzerne Co)
  • Pleasant Volunteer Fire Dept (Warren Co)
  • Saxonburg Volunteer Fire Co (Butler Co)
  • Scranton Fire Dept (Lackawanna Co)
  • Sligo Volunteer Fire Dept (Clarion Co)
  • South Connellsville Volunteer Fire Co (Fayette Co)
  • South Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Dept (Washington Co)
  • South Union Fire Co (Fayette Co)
  • Strattonville Volunteer Fire Dept (Clarion Co)
  • Swedeland Volunteer Fire Co (Montgomery Co)
  • Swedesburg Volunteer Fire Co (Montgomery Co)
  • Township of Spring Fire Rescue (Berks Co)
  • Volunteer Fire Dept of Carroll Township (Washington Co)
  • Warrior Run Area Fire Dept (Northumberland Co)
  • Washington Township Volunteer Fire Co (Northampton Co)
  • West Brownsville Volunteer Fire Co No 1 (Fayette Co)
  • West End Fire Company #3 (Chester Co)
  • West Pittston Hose Co #1 (Luzerne Co)
  • West Shore Bureau of Fire (Cumberland Co)

A panel of Pennsylvania American Water employees, including current and former fire chiefs and firefighters, reviewed more than 160 applications that were submitted. Since launching the grant program in 2009, Pennsylvania American Water has donated more than $450,000 to help almost 600 fire departments and emergency service organizations across the Commonwealth.

Pennsylvania American Water, a 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 2.4 million people. With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,900 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46 states and Ontario, Canada. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Contacts

Pennsylvania American Water
Terry Maenza, 610-670-7789 ext. 1009
C: 610-849-6484
terry.maenza@amwater.com

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Contacts

Pennsylvania American Water
Terry Maenza, 610-670-7789 ext. 1009
C: 610-849-6484
terry.maenza@amwater.com