Pennsylvania American water awards grants to MONTCO fire departments


NORRISTOWN, Pa. (April 3, 2017) – Pennsylvania American Water announced today that 10 emergency service organizations across Montgomery County received grants through the company’s annual Firefighting Support Grant Program. The company launched the program in 2009 to help local fire departments and emergency services in purchasing safety gear, lifesaving equipment, training materials and essential firefighting apparatus.


“We’re proud to support the important work performed by emergency responders here in Montgomery County,” said Pennsylvania American Water Operations Superintendent James Gable. “At a time when funding and volunteers at many of our fire departments are limited, we are pleased to support and partner with public safety organizations who make our communities better places to live.”



This year, the following local fire departments received approximately $5,500 in grants from Pennsylvania American Water:


·       Perkiomen Township Fire Department

·       Plymouth Fire Department

·       Norriton Fire Engine Company

·       Limerick Fire Department

·       Linfield Fire Department

·       Norristown Fire Department

·       Hancock Fire Company

·       Jefferson Fire Company

·       Lower Providence Fire Department

·       Worcester Volunteer Fire Department


Since launching the grant program in 2009, Pennsylvania American Water has contributed more than $400,000 to help approximately 500 fire departments in its service areas across the Commonwealth.


Pennsylvania 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 2.3 million people. 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 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by visiting



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