Company has Awarded over $1.3 Million to more than 1,500 Fire
CAMDEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 8, 2018--
Coming off the heels of Fire Prevention Week, American
Water (NYSE: AWK), the largest publicly traded U.S. water and
wastewater utility company, announced that, since its inception, the
company has provided more than $1.3 million to more than 1,500 local
fire departments through its Firefighter Grant program throughout
American Water’s service areas in 12 states.
“The bravery exhibited by the men and women who serve as volunteer
firefighters and emergency responders is inspiring,” said Vice President
Brad Okoniewski, safety & environmental leadership. “We know the
critical role water plays in protecting homes and businesses and we also
know resources for our local heroes often runs short. Through this grant
program, we are proud to support these everyday heroes and recognize
their commitment to the service and protection of our customers and
American Water recognizes the importance of fire departments and water
supply systems jointly providing for public safety. The Firefighting
Grant program awards funds cover costs associated with purchasing
personal protective gear, communications equipment, firefighting tools,
water handling equipment, training and related activities and materials
that will be used to support community fire protection.
The grant awards are available in American Water service areas in 12
states: Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, New
Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
Information and application requirements can be obtained directly from
participating American Water state subsidiaries’ websites.
About American Water
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 7,100 dedicated
professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water,
wastewater and other related services to an estimated 14 million people
in 45 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
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Source: American Water
External Affairs Manager