Tennessee American Water Accepting Applications for Its Firefighting Support Grant Program

Tennessee American Water Accepting Applications for Its Firefighting Support Grant Program

Grants to Assist Uniformed, Professional and Volunteer Fire Departments

Chattanooga, Tenn. (Sept. 11, 2017) – Tennessee American Water announces its second round of Firefighting Support Grants to provide financial assistance to uniformed, professional and volunteer fire departments. Grants of up to $500 will be awarded to cover costs for equipment or training.


“While we provide the water that is used in combating fires, the firefighters are the first responders who need the tools and training to keep our homes and businesses safe,” said Director of Operations Kevin Kruchinski. “With the current extreme weather and the anniversary of September 11, we are reminded of the importance of the firefighters in our communities and the role they play in protecting us.”


Last year’s grant recipients represented municipal and volunteer fire departments in both Tennessee and Georgia.

Tennessee American Water has sent applications to fire departments in the company’s designated service territories, including sale-for-resale areas (Ft. Oglethorpe, GA; Catoosa County GA; Signal Mountain, TN).  Interested parties can email with inquiries.  Grant applications are due by October 31, 2017.


Grants of up to $500 will be considered to cover the costs associated with the following:

  • Personal protective gear
  • Communications equipment
  • Firefighting tools
  • Water handling equipment, or
  • Training and related activities/materials used to support community fire protection (Reimbursement for specific fire training classes, including training manuals and workbooks, is eligible)


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Tennessee 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 services to approximately 390,000 people in Tennessee and northern Georgia. American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company.  Marking its 130th anniversary this year, the company employs more than 6,700 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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