Grants awarded to 16 departments, leading up to First Responders Day

As we approach National First Responders Day on October 28, Tennessee American Water has awarded, through its Firefighting Support Grant program, over $15,000 to 16 fire departments in Hamilton, Marion, and Sequatchie Counties in Tennessee, and Catoosa, Dade, and Walker Counties in Georgia. The grants provide supplemental funding to fire and emergency organizations supporting Tennessee American Water’s service areas.

Tennessee American Water’s Firefighting Support Grant Program covers a variety of fire department expenses associated with personal protective gear, communications equipment, firefighting tools, training, and fire prevention education. 

“We know how important water is in protecting homes and businesses. We also understand resources for our local first responders can run short. We offer the firefighter grant program as a way to support first responders in a meaningful way.” said Grant Evitts, Tennessee American Water President. “The departments will utilize these funds to help keep our customers and communities safe in emergency situations.”

Departments receiving funding in 2022 are:

Hamilton County, TN

Marion County, TN

Sequatchie County, TN

Catoosa County, GA

Dade County, GA 

Walker County, GA