Kentucky American Water announces 2018 Firefighting Support Grant recipients

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky American Water has awarded grants totaling $10,000 to 20 Kentucky fire and rescue organizations in support for the departments’ year-round efforts to protect the communities they serve.

The donations are part of the company’s annual Firefighting Support Grant program, which the company initiated in 2011.

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This year’s donations bring the total amount of funds provided through this program since its inception to $65,658. The maximum grant per organization is $500.

The following organizations will each receive a grant in 2018 to purchase the item(s) listed:


Blue Grass Airport Fire Department                   Fire hose

Bourbon County Fire Department                      Training materials

City of North Middletown Fire Department        Digital radio
Clark County Fire Department                           Voltage detector

Climax Volunteer Fire Department                    Brush fire equipment

Franklin County Fire Department                      Communications equipment
Grand Paws Search Dog Team                           Computer

Harrison County Fire Protection District             Radios

Hutchison Station Volunteer Fire Department    Repair and pump test engines
Jessamine County Fire District                          Technical rope rescue equipment

Jonesville Fire Department                                Brush truck equipment

Lexington Fire Department                               Fire resistant hoods

Millersburg Fire and Rescue Department           Drop tank

Monterey Volunteer Fire Department                 Hoods and gloves

Nicholasville Fire Department                           Smoke detectors

Owen County EMS                                           AED wall cabinets

Owen County Volunteer Fire Department          Hoods and gloves

Owen County Search and Rescue                       Generator for main truck

Owenton Volunteer Fire Department                 Security cameras for fire station

Woodford County Fire Protection District          Extrication gloves