Pennsylvania American Water announced Monday that it has awarded $71,000 in grants to 142 fire and rescue organizations across Pennsylvania 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.”
In Berks County, Pennsylvania American Water awarded $500 each to Amity Fire Company, Township of Spring Fire Rescue Services, and Wyomissing Fire Department.