Kentucky American Water Awards $6,500 to Local Fire Departments through Firefighting Support Grant Program
Thirteen fire departments in Kentucky will share $6,500 in total grant funds through Kentucky American Water’s 2021 Firefighting Support Grant Program. Today’s announcement brings the total amount of funds awarded to Kentucky fire and emergency organizations since the program’s inception in 2011 to $85,000 and coincides with National Fire Prevention Week, observed this year from Oct. 3 to Oct. 9 to raise awareness about the importance of fire prevention and emergency planning.
“Perhaps now more than ever, local fire departments need additional funds to continue their efforts to protect communities and respond to emergencies,” said Dave Farrar, vice president of operations for Kentucky American Water. “We’re honored to continue our Firefighting Support Grant program to support the tremendous work they do and thank them for the critical services they provide to communities year-round, despite the circumstances.”
Kentucky American Water’s Firefighting Support Grant Program covers a variety of fire department expenses associated with personal protective gear, communications equipment, firefighting tools, training, and fire prevention education.
Departments receiving funding in 2021 are:
- Bourbon County Fire Department for the purchase of new medical bags
- Hutchison Station Volunteer Fire Department for the purchase of a farm rescue hand tool
- Millersburg Fire and Rescue for the purchase of a fire hose
- North Middletown Volunteer Fire Department toward the purchase of a new grass/brush fire truck
- Lexington Fire Department for the purchase of fire-resistant hoods
- Franklin County Fire Department toward the purchase of portable foam systems
- Glencoe Fire Department toward the purchase of new headsets
- Harrison County Fire District for the purchase of traffic wand flashlights
- Owenton Volunteer Fire Department for the purchase of high visibility vests
- Climax Volunteer Fire Department toward the installation of a generator
- Livingston Fire and Rescue toward the purchase of hydrant gate valves
- City of Midway Volunteer Fire and Rescue for the purchase of a fire hose nozzle
- Woodford County Fire Protection District for the purchase of training materials
Learn more about National Fire Prevention Week by visiting firepreventionweek.org.
Kentucky 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 half a million people. For more information, visit www.kentuckyamwater.com and follow Kentucky American Water on Twitter and Facebook.
About American Water
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 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to 15 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable, and reliable water services to our customers to help make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
Ellen U Williams
Specialist, External Affairs