Missouri American Water Presents the Joplin Fire Department with 2022 Firefighter Grant

(Joplin, MO) – The Joplin Fire Department is one of 44 recipients of Missouri American Water’s 2022 Firefighter Grant Program. Statewide, over $53,000 is being awarded to Missouri fire departments and emergency response organizations located in Missouri American Water’s service areas.

The annual program provides supplemental funding for critical equipment, training, and community education. Nearly 200 grants have been awarded since the program began in 2016.

“We understand that funding for our local heroes can sometimes run shot, an this year we’re proud to provide a record number of grants to support the life-saving work of our first responders,” said Rich Svindland, president of Missouri American Water. “Nothing is more important to us than safety, and we’re pleased to provide training and equipment that will enhance the safety of our first responders and the communities we serve.”

The check was presented at the Joplin Fire Department station located at 303 East 3rd Street at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, November 15.

About Missouri American Water:

Missouri American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 1.5 million people. For more, visit missouriamwater.com and follow Missouri American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

About American Water: 

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and diversityataw.com. Follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


Christie Barnhart, Senior Manager, External Communications
Missouri American Water

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