New Jersey American Water Announces 2022 Volunteer Firefighter and EMS Grant Recipients

23 departments receive over $41,000 in funding

CAMDEN, N.J. – JUNE 8, 2022 – New Jersey American Water announced today the recipients of its 2022 Volunteer Fire and EMS Grant Program. This year, 23 volunteer fire and EMS departments located within the company’s service areas have been chosen to receive grants, totaling over $41,000, which will be used to support initiatives, training and/or upgraded equipment to help the responders better protect themselves and the communities they serve.

“Safety is an integral part of our company and its culture. That is why we are proud to continue to support the everyday heroes that keep our communities safe through our Volunteer Firefighter and EMS Grant Program year after year,” said Mark Iannarella, Director of Health and Safety, New Jersey American Water and former volunteer firefighter, Pennsauken Fire Department. “These brave men and women work selflessly and tirelessly to safeguard our communities, and we hope these funds will make that task a bit easier.”

This year’s grants will be used in various ways by each department including purchasing automatic external defibrillators, fire hoses, ice rescue suits, and other rescue equipment as well as important training courses and tools.

The 2022 Volunteer Firefighter and EMS grant recipients include:

  • Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad
  • Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad, Inc.
  • Elberon First Aid & Emergency Squad
  • Finderne Rescue Squad
  • Good Will Fire Company of Pemberton
  • Green Brook Volunteer Fire Department
  • Holmdel Fire & Rescue Company No. 2
  • Howell Township First Aid & Rescue Squad No. 1
  • Logan Volunteer Fire Company of Pedricktown
  • Long Hill First Aid Squad
  • Mansfield Township Fire Company No. 1
  • Millington Fire Company
  • Mt Bethel Volunteer Fire Company
  • New Providence EMS
  • Pomona Volunteer Fire Association No. 3 of Galloway Township
  • Reliance Hose Company No. 4 of the Lakewood Fire Dept
  • Riverside Fire Company No.1 Inc.
  • Runnemede Fire Company
  • Shrewsbury First Aid Squad
  • Somerdale Fire Department
  • Somerville Rescue Squad
  • Stratford Fire Company
  • Union Beach Fire Company No. 1

Since launching the grant program in 2011, New Jersey American Water has provided more than $300,000 to 168 local volunteer fire departments and emergency response units throughout its service areas. More information about New Jersey American Water’s Volunteer Firefighter and EMS Grant Program can be found online at

New Jersey 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 wastewater services to approximately 2.8 million people. For more information, visit and follow New Jersey American Water on Twitter and Facebook.

About American Water

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE:AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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