December 15th, 2015

Pennsylvania American Water Awards $25,000 in Grants to Local Fire Departments

Pennsylvania American Water announced today that 51 fire departments across the Commonwealth received grants totaling $25,000 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. Today’s announcement coincides with National Fire Safety Month.

“We are proud to once again award fire departments across the state with grants that will upgrade equipment and improve safety operations,” said Mike Doran, President of Pennsylvania American Water. “This program is another way we can show appreciation for those who serve in our local fire departments and protect the communities where our customers and employees live and work.”

Pennsylvania American Water awarded grants ranging from $250 to a maximum of $1,000 to the following fire departments:

  • Avoca Fire Department (Luzerne Co)
  • Browndale Fire Co No. 1 (Susquehanna Co)
  • Brownsville Fire Company #1 (Fayette Co)
  • Butler Township Volunteer Fire District (Butler Co)
  • Central Fire Department (Jefferson Co)
  • Central Volunteer Fire Company of Elizabeth (Allegheny Co)
  • City of Butler Bureau of Fire (Butler Co)
  • City of Pittston Fire Department (Luzerne Co)
  • City of Wilkes-Barre Fire Department (Luzerne Co)
  • Clairton Volunteer Fire Department (Allegheny Co)
  • Clarendon Fire Department (Warren Co)
  • Clarks Summit Fire Company No. 1 (Lackawanna Co)
  • Dravosburg Volunteer Fire Department #1 (Allegheny Co)
  • Elizabeth Borough Volunteer Fire Company (Allegheny Co)
  • Ellwood City Volunteer Fire Department (Lawrence Co)
  • Elrama Volunteer Fire Company (Washington Co)
  • Exeter Township Volunteer Fire Department (Berks Co)
  • Fallowfield Township Volunteer Fire Company (Washington Co)
  • Greenock Volunteer Fire Company (Allegheny Co)
  • Hancock Fire Company (Montgomery Co)
  • Harmonville Fire Company No. 1 (Montgomery Co)
  • Hickory Township Volunteer Fire Department (Lawrence Co)
  • Jefferson Fire Company (Montgomery Co)
  • Kane Volunteer Fire Department (McKean Co)
  • Koppel Volunteer Fire Company (Beaver Co)
  • Liberty Borough Volunteer Fire Department (Allegheny Co)
  • Lick Hill Volunteer Fire Department (Butler Co)
  • Londonderry Fire Company No. 1 (Dauphin Co)
  • Lower Allen Fire Company No. 1 (Cumberland Co)
  • McCalmont Township Volunteer Fire Company (Jefferson Co)
  • Mt. Lebanon Fire Department (Allegheny Co)
  • New Beaver Borough Volunteer Fire Department (Lawrence Co)
  • New Castle Fire Department (Lawrence Co)
  • New Haven Hose Company (Fayette Co)
  • Norristown Fire Department (Montgomery Co)
  • Northumberland Hook & Ladder Fire Company (Northumberland Co)
  • Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department (Warren Co)
  • Republic Volunteer Fire Company (Fayette Co)
  • Royersford Fire Department (Montgomery Co)
  • Shippenville Elk Township Volunteer Fire Department (Clarion Co)
  • Skyview Volunteer Fire Company West Mifflin #4 (Allegheny Co)
  • Steelton Fire Department (Dauphin Co)
  • Strattanville Volunteer Fire Company (Clarion Co)
  • Swedeland Vol Fire Company (Montgomery Co)
  • Upper Allen Township Fire Department (Cumberland Co)
  • Upper Providence Township Department of Fire & Emergency Services (Chester Co)
  • West Elizabeth Volunteer Fire Company (Allegheny Co)
  • West Mifflin #3 Volunteer Fire Company (Allegheny Co)
  • William Cameron Engine Company (Union Co)
  • Wyomissing Fire Department (Berks Co)
  • Wurtemburg-Perry Township Volunteer Fire Department (Lawrence Co)

A panel of Pennsylvania American Water employees, including current and former fire chiefs and firefighters, reviewed more than 100 applications that were submitted. Since launching the grant program in 2009, Pennsylvania American Water has donated more than $500,000 to help more than 650 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 7,100 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to more than 14 million people in 46 states. 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 and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


Laura Martin
Pennsylvania American Water
T: 304-340-2089
C: 304-932-7158

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