New York American Water Announces Five Recipients of Emergency Responder Grant

Merrick, NY (June 22, 2020)—New York American Water is proud to announce five recipients of its 2020 grant program for volunteer fire departments and emergency responders located in the Company’s service territory. Grant funds will be awarded to the Baldwin Fire District, Village of East Rockaway Fire Department, Lawrence Cedarhurst Fire Department, South Hempstead Fire Department and Village of Woodsburgh.

The grant funding will support these local fire departments and be used to acquire tools, training and materials needed to ensure their success and safety. The company is providing five grants for a total of $4,225 to these departments.

“Support for our first responders is important, now more than ever, and we are proud to award our grant to these fire departments,” said Richard Kern, New York American Water’s Senior Production Manager. “As a volunteer firefighter for more than 35 years, I know how important Personal Protective Equipment and training are to executing the job safely. I am proud that we are able to provide funding to support their efforts and assist in keeping our first responders safe.”

Grants will be used to cover the costs associated with purchasing training materials, personal protective gear, equipment storage and safety equipment.

To learn more about New York American Water’s emergency responder grant, visit


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