Mercer County

2 area fire departments receive grants from WV American Water

OAK HILL, WV (WVNS) - On Wednesday, July 11, 2018, West Virginia American Water announced the recipients of their fifth annual Firefighting Support Grant Program.  There are fire departments in Fayette and Mercer Counties that will receive money from the program.

The water company providex more than $10,000 each year to fire departments located in their service area.  Oak Hill Fire Department will receive $500 and Bluestone Valley Volunteer Fire Department received $987.

"Each day, we work closely with the fire departments in our service area to ensure adequate fire protection for our communities," said West Virginia American Water president Brian Bruce.  "West Virginia American Water is very proud to support organizations that play such a valuable role in the continued safety and security of our customers."

In 2018, there were 12 grant recipients.  They were chosen by a team of West Virginia American Water employees.  Here is a complete list of recipients:

 

Boone County

Madison Volunteer Fire Department ($1,000) for the purchase of six fire hydrant gates for engine, ladder and rescue trucks

Cabell County

Barboursville Fire Department ($970) for the purchase of two Smartdock hands free SCBA brackets

Fayette County

Oak Hill Fire Department ($500) toward the purchase of eight H41 Interceptor Nomex hoods used for structural fire fighting

Kanawha County

Glasgow Volunteer Fire Department ($993) for the purchase of six portable radios

Nitro Fire Department ($990) for the purchase of swift water rescue dry suits, helmets and life jackets

Pratt Volunteer Fire Department ($948) for the purchase of 22 traffic safety vests, one command accountability board, one Vericom LED rechargeable flare kit, and five Streamlight survivor lights

Rand Volunteer Fire Department ($945) for the purchase of three new handheld Kenwood radios

Mercer County

Bluestone Valley Volunteer Fire Department ($987) for the purchase of five Fox Fury head lights and three Streamlight spotlights

Putnam County

Bancroft Volunteer Fire Department ($495) for the purchase of 10 pairs of personal equipment fire protection gloves

Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department ($1,000) for the purchase of one Akron 753 high pressure nozzle with shut off and one Akron 4803 HP assault tip

Winfield Volunteer Fire Department ($500) toward the purchase of two Motorola Minitor 6 pagers with chargers

Wayne County

Ceredo Volunteer Fire Department ($1,000) for the purchase of two new Task Force G force firefighting nozzles


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