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New Jersey American Water Announces Winners of 2017 Emergency Responders Grants

New Jersey American Water is awarding approximately $20,000 in grants to 21 volunteer emergency first responder units as a show of appreciation for their tireless service to their communities. A select committee of New Jersey American Water employees, who themselves are active volunteer firefighters or emergency medical responders, reviewed the dozens of applications for the 2017 Emergency Responders Grant Program.

The organizations listed below will receive grants for the following equipment needs:


Equipment Needed

Allamuchy Twp. Volunteer Fire Dept. New pagers
Audubon Park Borough OEM Safety and office equipment
Bound Brook Fire Dept. Firefighting gloves and a hood
Deal Fire Company No. 2 Deadman bag controller & pressure regulator
Far Hills-Bedminster Fire Dept. Kochek Hydrassist Valve
Gibbsboro Fire Co. No. 1 Thermal imaging cameras
Hope Hose Co. No. 2 (Beverly) AED
Linwood Volunteer Fire Co. Gas monitor
Mansfield Twp. Volunteer Fire Co. Projector and accessories
Mount Bethel Volunteer Fire Co. (Oxford) Personal alert safety systems
Mount Ephraim Fire Dept. Multi-gas meter
Neshanic (Station) Volunteer Fire Co. Five-way hydrant assist
Northfield Fire Dept. Gas leak detectors
Oakhurst Independent Hose No. 1 Survivor lights
Shark River Hills FAS (Neptune) CPR manikin
Somerdale Fire Dept. Little Giant firefighting ladders
Stratford Fire Co. Multi-gas meter
Vincent Fire Co. No. 1 Firefighting gloves
Washington Borough Fire Dept. Portable scene lights
Whitehouse Fire Co. No. 1 (Readington Twp.) MSA Altair gas meter
Woodland Park Fire Dept. Gas monitor

“The brave men and women who serve as volunteer firefighters and emergency responders have a remarkable sense of duty to protect and assist their neighbors,” said Denise Venuti Free, New Jersey American Water’s director of communications and external affairs. “Through our annual grant program, we want to say thank you for their heroism and help them obtain the equipment that they need to safeguard the people who live and work in the communities we serve.”

New Jersey American Water, a subsidiary of American Water, 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. More information can be found at With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. The company employs 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


New Jersey American Water
Denise Venuti Free
Director of Communications and External Affairs

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