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Pennsylvania American Water Awards $71,000 to Local Fire Departments

Pennsylvania American Water Awards $71,000 to Local Fire Departments

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Grants awarded to 142 departments across Commonwealth, coinciding with Fire Prevention Week

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Oct. 10, 2022) Pennsylvania American Water announced today that it has awarded $71,000 in grants to 142 fire and rescue organizations across the Commonwealth through its annual Firefighting Support Grant Program. The announcement coincides with Fire Prevention Week, which is the longest running US public health observance on record.  Since launching the grant program in 2009, Pennsylvania American Water has donated more than $850,000 to help hundreds of fire departments and emergency service organizations across the Commonwealth.

“In concert with Fire Prevention Week’s 100th anniversary, we are proud to continue our tradition of helping our local fire departments purchase lifesaving personal protective gear, water handling equipment, firefighting tools, and training materials,” said Pennsylvania American Water President Mike Doran. “Together, water systems and fire departments deliver community fire protection, and we are proud to support the men and women who serve our local fire departments.”

Pennsylvania American Water awarded $500 each to the following fire departments across its service territory through its 2022 grant program:

  • Allegheny County – Blain Hill Volunteer Fire Company and Broughton Volunteer Fire Department, Citizens Hose Company #1, City of McKeesport Fire Department, Elizabeth Township Fire Department, Jefferson Hills Fire Rescue Floreffe Station, Pleasant Hills Volunteer Fire Company, Presto Volunteer Fire Department, Vigilant Hose Company #1 of Port Vue, West Homestead Volunteer Fire Department, West Mifflin #3 Volunteer Fire Company, and Whitehall Fire Company
  • Armstrong County – Hose Company #6 and Kittanning Fire Department #4
  • Beaver County – Koppel Volunteer Fire Company
  • Berks County – Amity Fire Company, Township of Spring Fire Rescue Services, and Wyomissing Fire Department
  • Butler County – Butler Township Volunteer Fire District 3, City of Butler Bureau of Fire, Connoquenessing Volunteer Fire Company, and Saxonburg Volunteer Fire Company
  • Centre County – Hope Fire Company No. 2, and Mountain Top Fire Company
  • Chester County – Thorndale Volunteer Fire Company, City of Coatesville-Bureau of Fire, and West End Fire Company #3
  • Clarion County – Farmington Township Volunteer Fire Company Inc, Shippenville-Elk Township Volunteer Fire Department, and Strattanville Volunteer Fire Company
  • Clearfield County – BJW Volunteer Fire Company, Chester Hill Hose Company, Wallaceton Area Vol Fire Company #1, Columbia Volunteer Fire Company, and Morris Township Volunteer Fire Company 
  • Cumberland County – Lower Allen Fire Company #1, New Cumberland Fire Department, New Cumberland River Rescue, Northeast Fire & Rescue Company, Shiremanstown Fire Department, Silver Spring Community Fire Company, Upper Allen Township Fire Department, and West Shore Bureau of Fire
  • Columbia County – Berwick Fire Department
  • Dauphin County – Hershey Volunteer Fire Company and Steelton Volunteer Fire Department
  • Fayette County – Allison No 2 Volunteer Fire Department, Brownsville Fire Company No. 1, Bullskin Twp Volunteer Fire Company, Connellsville Twp Volunteer Fire Department, Dunbar Volunteer Fire Company, Fayette County Hazmat Team 900, Footedale Volunteer Fire Dept, Grindstone Community Volunteer Fire Department, Hiller Volunteer Fire Company, New Haven Fire Department, New Salem Volunteer Fire Department, North Union Township Volunteer Fire Department, Republic Volunteer Fire Company, South Brownsville Fire Company #1, South Connellsville Volunteer Fire Company, South Union Fire Company, and West Leisenring Volunteer Fire Department
  • Indiana County – Indiana Fire Association Foundation
  • Jefferson County – Lindsey Fire Company
  • Lackawanna County – Bureau of Fire-City of Scranton, Chinchilla Hose Company, Clarks Summit Fire Company No 1, Inc, Eagle Hose Company #1, Elmhurst Roaring Brook Volunteer Fire Company, Eureka + Hose Company No 4, Eynon Sturges Volunteer Hose Company No 3, Greenwood Hose Company No 1, Jessup Hose Company Number One, Madison Township Volunteer Fire Company, Old Forge Hose & Engine Company, Olyphant Hose Company #2, and Wilson Fie Company #1
  • Lancaster County – Christiana Fire Company and Quarryville Fire Company #1
  • Lawrence County – City of New Castle Fire Department, and Hickory Township Volunteer Fire Department
  • Lebanon County – Campbelltown Volunteer Fire Company
  • Luzerne County – Avoca Fire Department, City of Wilkes-Barre Fire Department, Elm Hill Hose Company #3, Excelsior Hose Company #2, Exeter Hose Company #1, Goodwill Hose No 2 Plymouth, Hanover Area Fire District, Hughestown Hose Company, Kingston/Forty Fort Fire Department, Larksville Borough Fire Department, Mocanaqua Vol Fire Company #1 Inc, Mountaintop Hose Company No 1, Nanticoke City Fire Department, Plains Township Fire Department. Plymouth Borough Ambulance Association, Plymouth Fire Company #1, The Volunteer Fire Department of Luzerne, Trucksville Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association, West Pittston Hose Company, and Wyoming Volunteer Hose Company #2
  • McKean County – Kane Volunteer Fire Department
  • Montgomery County – Black Rock Volunteer Fire Company, Centre Square Fire Company, East Norriton Township Fire Department, and Harmonville Fire Company No1, Limerick Fire Department, Lower Providence Fire Department, Norristown Fire Department, Norriton Fire Engine Company, Royersford Fire Department, Sanatoga Fire Company, Swedesburg Volunteer Fire Company, Trappe Fire Company No 1, and Worcester Volunteer Fire Department
  • Northumberland County – Milton Fire Department, Northumberland Fire Company No1, Northumberland Hook and Ladder Co, and Turbot Township Fire Company
  • Northampton County – Bushkill Township Volunteer Fire Company and Washington Township Volunteer Fire Company
  • Schuylkill County – Friendship Fire Company No 1 of Butler Township and Good Will Hose Co #1
  • Susquehanna County – Susquehanna Fire Department
  • Union County – William Cameron Engine Company
  • Warren County – City of Warren Fire Department, Claredon Fire Department, Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department, Inc., and Starbrick Volunteer Fire Dept
  • Washington County – Avella Volunteer Fire Department, Burgettstown Volunteer Fire Company Inc, California Volunteer Fire Department, Canonsburg Volunteer Fire Department, Chartiers Township Volunteer Fire Company No 1, Elrama Volunteer Fire Company, McDonald Volunteer Fire Department, Midway Volunteer Fire Dept of Washington County, Monongahela Fire Company Inc, New Eagle Volunteer Fire Company, South Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Dept, The Volunteer Fire Department of Carroll Township, Valley Inn Volunteer Fire Department, Washington Fire Department, and West Brownsville Volunteer Fire Company No 1
  • Wayne County – Browndale Fire Company No 1


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 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 approximately 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to an estimated 14 million people in 25 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

 

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