American Water Charitable Foundation provides $4,000 grant to Huntington Fire Academy

Edited from a Press Release
The American Water Charitable Foundation has provided a bit of holiday cheer to the Tri-State Fire Academy in Huntington, W.Va. in the form of a $4,000 community safety grant, which the school will use to buy needed safety training equipment.

“Firefighting and public water service have been inextricably linked for more than a century, and we are proud to help further the critical training services provided by the Tri-State Fire Academy,” said West Virginia American Water President Jeff McIntyre. “We want to recognize their valuable work through this grant and assist them in providing the equipment that they need to ultimately enhance the overall safety of our community.”

Tri-State Fire Academy Director Darren DeMattie says the grant money will be used to purchase hazardous material gear and confined space equipment, as well as four gas monitors and accoutrements for hazardous atmosphere detection.

“The Tri-State Fire Academy provides essential, high-quality training resources for our region’s emergency responders, including firefighters, emergency service workers, military personnel and industry workers,” said DeMattie. “We are grateful to American Water for providing this funding, which enables us to continue providing excellent training to first responders.”

Established in 2010, the American Water Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides a formal way to demonstrate American Water’s ongoing commitment to being a good neighbor, citizen, and contributor to the communities where the company and its employees live, work and operate. The Foundation also helps support American Water employee-identified nonprofit endeavors.


West Virginia American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest water utility in the state, providing high-quality and
reliable water services to approximately 550,000 people. Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater
utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs approximately 6,700 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water,
wastewater and other related services to an estimated 14 million people in more than 30 states, as well as parts of Canada. More information can be
found by visiting www.westvirginiaamwater.com.
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