New Jersey American Water Opens Annual Volunteer Fire and EMS Grant Program

CAMDEN, N.J. (May 1, 2023) – Recognizing the bravery and commitment of volunteer firefighters and first responders, New Jersey American Water announces its 2023 grant program for volunteer fire departments and emergency responders (e.g., ambulance and first aid squads) located within the company’s service areas.

"We are thrilled to continue our tradition of supporting the brave firefighters and first responders through our annual grant program," said Mark Iannarella, Director of Health and Safety, New Jersey American Water and former volunteer firefighter, Pennsauken Fire Department. "For over a decade, we have proudly recognized these selfless individuals who put their lives on the line every day to keep the communities we serve safe. We are honored to say thank you in this small way and to express our gratitude for their unwavering commitment to service."

Grants may be used to cover the costs of personal protective equipment, communications gear, first aid equipment, firefighting tools, vehicle maintenance and other materials that will be used to support volunteer firefighter and emergency responder operations. Reimbursement for specific training courses, including the cost of training manuals, student workbooks, and instructors is also eligible.

To apply, organizations must complete the online application, located at, under News & Community, Community Involvement.

The maximum grant amount awarded to any organization is $2,500 and the deadline to apply is June 30, 2023.  Interested applicants can find more information and apply online at Grant recipients will be notified by the end of August.

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One of 23 departments that received a grant from the 2022 Volunteer Firefighter and EMS Grant Program. 

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 approximately 6,500 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to an estimated 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 Follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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