New Jersey American Water Announces Winners of 2017 Emergency Responders Grants

VOORHEES, NJ (May 11, 2017) – New Jersey American Water is awarding approximately $20,000 in grants to 21 volunteer emergency first responder units as a show of appreciation for their tireless service to their communities. A select committee of New Jersey American Water employees, who themselves are active volunteer firefighters or emergency medical responders, reviewed the dozens of applications for the 2017 Emergency Responders Grant Program.

The organizations listed below will receive grants for the following equipment needs:  

Organization                                                  Equipment Needed

Allamuchy Twp. Volunteer Fire Dept.             New pagers

Audubon Park Borough OEM                         Safety and office equipment

Bound Brook Fire Dept.                                   Firefighting gloves and a hood

Deal Fire Company No. 2                                Deadman bag controller & pressure regulator

Far Hills-Bedminster Fire Dept.                       Kochek Hydrassist Valve

Gibbsboro Fire Co. No. 1                                 Thermal imaging cameras

Hope Hose Co. No. 2 (Beverly)                        AED

Linwood Volunteer Fire Co.                            Gas monitor

Mansfield Twp. Volunteer Fire Co.                  Projector and accessories

Mount Bethel Volunteer Fire Co. (Oxford)      Personal alert safety systems

Mount Ephraim Fire Dept.                               Multi-gas meter

Neshanic (Station) Volunteer Fire Co.             Five-way hydrant assist

Northfield Fire Dept.                                        Gas leak detectors

Oakhurst Independent Hose No. 1                   Survivor lights

Shark River Hills FAS (Neptune)                     CPR manikin

Somerdale Fire Dept.                                       Little Giant firefighting ladders

Stratford Fire Co.                                            Multi-gas meter

Vincent Fire Co. No. 1                                     Firefighting gloves

Washington Borough Fire Dept.                      Portable scene lights

Whitehouse Fire Co. No. 1 (Readington Twp.) MSA Altair gas meter

Woodland Park Fire Dept.                                Gas monitor

“The brave men and women who serve as volunteer firefighters and emergency responders have a remarkable sense of duty to protect and assist their neighbors,” said Denise Venuti Free, New Jersey American Water’s director of communications and external affairs. “Through our annual grant program, we want to say thank you for their heroism and help them obtain the equipment that they need to safeguard the people who live and work in the communities we serve.”

New Jersey American Water, a subsidiary of American Water, is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.7 million people. More information can be found at With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company.  The company employs 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by visiting

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