Kentucky American Water Announces 2019 Recipients of Firefighting Support Grants

LEXINGTON, Ky. (November 25, 2019) – Kentucky American Water has awarded grants totaling $7,500 to 15 Kentucky fire departments in support of their year-round efforts to protect the communities they serve. The company established the grant program in 2011 to support uniformed professional and volunteer fire departments serving communities in Kentucky American Water’s service territory.

“Kentucky American Water is proud to support the efforts of area fire departments year-round through our dedication to providing quality, reliable water service and by inspecting and maintaining nearly 9,000 fire hydrants,” said David Farrar, vice president of operations. “Our Firefighting Support Grant program further enables us to demonstrate our appreciation and support for the critically important services provided by our communities’ emergency responders.”

The following organizations will each receive a $500 grant in 2019 for the item/project listed:

Blue Grass Airport Department of Public Safety    Angle grinder

Climax Volunteer Fire Department    Brush/rescue truck tools

Franklin County Fire Department    Wireless radio headsets

Glencoe Fire Department    Fire attack hose project

Harrison County Fire Protection District    Public safety vests

Hutchinson Station Volunteer Fire Department    Stop-the-bleed kits

Jonesville Fire Department    Personal safety equipment project

Lexington-Fayette County Fire Department    Fire resistant hoods

Millersburg Fire and Rescue Department    Drop tank

Monterey Volunteer Fire Department    Helmet face shields

North Middletown Fire Department    Battery-powered chain saws

Owen County Fire Department    Flashlight replacement

Owenton Fire Department    Fire prevention outreach program

Pongo Volunteer Fire Department    Cutting tools

Woodford County Fire Protection District    Ball intake valve

Since launching the program in 2011, Kentucky American Water has donated more than $72,000 to help fire departments in Kentucky.

About Kentucky American Water
Kentucky 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 half a million people. Visit and follow Kentucky American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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 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.

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