As we strategy Nationwide First Responders Day on Friday, Tennessee American Water has awarded, by way of its Firefighting Assist Grant program, over $15,000 to 16 hearth divisions in Hamilton, Marion, and Sequatchie Counties in Tennessee, and Catoosa, Dade, and Walker Counties in Georgia. The grants current supplemental funding To hearth and emergency organizations supporting Tennessee American Water’s service areas.

Tennessee American Water’s Firefighting Assist Grant Program covers Pretty a Little bit of hearth division funds Associated to private defending gear, communications gear, hearthfighting devices, teaching, and hearth prevention education.

“All of us Understand how important water is in defending houses and companies. We additionally understand resupplys for our native first responders can run brief. We current The hearthfighter grant program as A method to support first responders in a significant method.” said Grant Evitts, Tennessee American Water president. “The divisions will make the most of these funds To help maintain our clients and communities protected in emergency circumstances.”

Departments receiving funding in 2022 are:

Hamilton County
Chattanooga Fire Department –moveable circulate meter for teaching of enough strain for hearthfighting
Metropolis of East Ridge Fire Department – private defending gear, communications gear, and hearthfighting devices
Metropolis of Purple Financial institution Fire Department – 4-method hydrant help valve to effectively ship water to on The hearth floor Inside the least Interval of time
Elder Mountain Volunteer Fire & Rescue – substitute hearthfighting hose
Lookout Mountain TN Police & Fire Department – current hoses for enough to ship water from engine to a construction or wildland hearth

Marion County
Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department – handheld thermal imaging cameras to decide hazards that Usually can’t been recognized by The conventional scope of imaginative and prescient
Jasper Highlands Volunteer Fire Department –nozzles To commerce previous, worn gear with new, trendy gear
Sequatchie Volunteer Fire Department – new hose connections and grip kits for devices
Whitproperly Volunteer Fire Department –exterior microphones for greater communication the placeas Engaged on an emergency scene As properly as to gated eye To help distribute water extra effectively the placeas on A hearth scene
Mullins Cove Volunteer Fire Department – new radios and repeater To reinforce communication between The hearthfighters, completely different divisions and Marion County Dispatch As a Outcome of of distant location served by the division

Sequatchie County
Southend Volunteer Fire Department – radios for all volunteer hearthfighters and CO2 detector to decide supply of when responding to house CO2 detector alarm calls.
Lone Oak Volunteer Fire Department –  3” hose strains to ship water from engine to a construction or wildland hearth.

Catoosa County
Catoosa County Fire Department – smoke alarms for county residents

Dade County
North Dade Volunteer Fire & Rescue – private defending gear (P.P.E.)  or multi-gasoline detectors

Walker County
Rossville Fire Department –Pagers to alert hearthfighters of calls
Walker County Fire Rescue – gear To permit for quick deployment in areas the place entry and terrain might set off factors for gear entry