Missouri American Water Awards 28 Fire Fighter Grants to Communities Throughout the State

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Funds used by local fire departments for necessary equipment and training

JOPLIN, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Missouri American Water has awarded over $33,000 in Fire Fighter Grants to Fire Departments in communities throughout the state. The annual program provides grant opportunities to fire departments within Missouri American Water service territories, and exist to strengthen partnerships with local communities by providing financial assistance to the organizations that provide fire protection and emergency services.

“As funding for local fire departments continues to be a struggle throughout the state, this grant program can assist in providing critical equipment and training needed by fire fighters,” said Missouri American Water President, Cheryl Norton. “As the water providers for these communities, we realize the critical role they play in providing fire protection and emergency first response.”

The program, in existence since 2016, has awarded 87 grants totaling over $100,000.

Below is a complete list of grant recipients.



Affton Fire Protection District Lincoln County Fire Protection District #1
City of Berkeley Fire Department Little Dixie Fire Protection District
Blackjack Fire Protection District Maryland Heights Fire Protection District
Branson Fire Rescue Metro North Fire Protection District
Brunswick Volunteer Fire Department Mexico Department of Public Safety
DeKalb County Fire Protection District O’Fallon Fire Protection District
Duenweg Volunteer Fire Department Olivette Fire Department
Eureka Fire Protection District

Pattonville Fire Department

Fenton Fire Department Riverside Fire Department
Florissant Valley Fire Protection District Southern Platte County Fire Department
Jefferson City Fire Department St. Joseph Fire Department
Joplin Fire Department Webster Groves Fire Department
City of Ladue Warrensburg Fire Department
Lawson Fire and Rescue Protection District Region H Hazmat Team (St. Joseph)

Missouri American Water

Missouri 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 1.5 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 6,900 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46 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 and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


Christie Barnhart
External Affairs Manager

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