Tennessee American Water Awards Firefighting Support Grant to West Valley Volunteer Fire Department

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Tennessee American Water has awarded a $500 grant to the West Valley Volunteer Fire Department in Marion County. The grant is part of Tennessee American Water’s new Firefighting Support program to provide financial assistance to uniformed, professional and volunteer fire departments.

“This year’s wildfires are a reminder of the importance of our firefighters,” said Tennessee American Water’s Sequatchie Valley Supervisor Michael Griffith. “The grant program helps our first responders to have the tools and training they need to be ready to protect our communities.”

West Valley Volunteer Fire Department will use the grant for an upgrade of their current training room.

Eligible grants were awarded 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)


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 130 th 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 www.tennesseeamwater.com .

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