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Magnolia Ambulance and Magnolia Fire Company are among this year’s recipients of New Jersey American Water’s First Responder Grant Program.
On April 11, 2019, New Jersey American Water proudly announced all of the winners of their 9th Annual First Responder Grant Program.
This year, 21 volunteer fire departments and emergency responders located in the company’s service areas have been chosen to receive grants, totaling nearly $20,000, which will be used to support initiatives, training and/or upgraded equipment to help the responders better protect the communities they serve.
“This program was designed to provide further
support the brave, fearless men and women who volunteer their time and
expertise in order to protect the communities they serve,” said Denise Venuti Free, director of
Communications and External Affairs, New Jersey American Water. “We are proud to
give back to volunteer first responders across the state who are dedicated to safeguarding
the communities our employees and customers live and work in each day.”
This year’s grants will be utilized in various ways by each department to
offset the costs associated with purchasing personal protective gear,
communications equipment, firefighting tools, water handling equipment,
training and related activities and other materials used to support volunteer
firefighter and emergency responder operations.
The 2019 grant recipients include:
Rescue Squad, Fanwood, N.J.
Fire Department, Bridgewater, N.J.
Brook Fire and EMS Department, Green Brook, N.J.
Township First Aid & Rescue, Hazlet, N.J.
Fire Department, Highlands, N.J.
Volunteer Fire Company #1, Hillsborough, N.J.
Falls Fire Department, Township of Little Falls, N.J.
Ambulance, Magnolia, N.J.
Fire Company, Magnolia, N.J.
Rescue Squad, Martinsville, N.J.
Volunteer Fire Department, Martinsville, N.J.
Bethel Volunteer Fire Company #1, Warren, N.J.
- City of
Northfield Fire Department, Northfield, N.J.
Engine Company #4, Tinton Falls, N.J.
Volunteer Fire Company #1, Galloway, N.J.
Grove Fire Department/First Aid, Ocean Grove, N.J.
Volunteer Fire Company #3, Egg Harbor Township, N.J.
Point Fire Company #1, Somers Point, N.J.
Beach Fire Department, Union Beach, N.J.
Chemical Engine Company, Watchung, N.J.
of West Long Branch Fire Department, West Long Branch, N.J.
More information about New Jersey American Water’s First Responder Grant Program can be found by clicking here.
About New Jersey American Water:
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/or wastewater services to approximately 2.7 million people.
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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 7,100 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 14 million people in 46 states and Ontario, Canada.
American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing.