New Jersey American Water is proud to partner with the men and women who volunteer for and support our local firefighters and emergency responders. Thank you for your hard work, dedication and invaluable service to provide fire protection and emergency medical services to our communities. To show our appreciation, New Jersey American Water created the Volunteer Firefighter and Emergency Responder grant program to benefit local fire departments and emergency medical services.

These grants provide financial assistance to fire and emergency organizations serving communities in the company’s designated service areas. Grants are awarded to cover the costs associated with purchasing personal protective gear, communications equipment, firefighting/emergency responder tools, water handling equipment, training and related activities/materials used to support community fire protection. Reimbursement for specific fire training classes and EMS classes, including the cost of training manuals and student workbooks, is eligible.

Individuals are not eligible to receive grants. Only uniformed volunteer fire departments and EMS serving New Jersey American Water’s service territory are eligible to receive funding. Regional or county-wide applications are encouraged to maximize the number of fire and emergency organizations that would benefit from the grants. The maximum grant amount is $2,500.

Direct any questions to njaw.outreach@amwater.com.

Deadline to apply is Friday, July 26, 2024