Tennessee American Water Accepting Applications For Its Firefighting Support Grant Program

Monday, September 11, 2017
Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department used the Tennessee American Water Firefighting support grant to purchase a chainsaw. During 2016, the CVFD was burglarized which included the loss of several tools.
Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department used the Tennessee American Water Firefighting support grant to purchase a chainsaw. During 2016, the CVFD was burglarized which included the loss of several tools.

Tennessee American Water announces its second round of Firefighting Support Grants to provide financial assistance to uniformed, professional, and volunteer fire departments. Grants of up to $500 will be awarded to cover costs for equipment or training.

“While we provide the water that is used in combating fires, the firefighters are the first responders who need the tools and training to keep our homes and businesses safe,” said Director of Operations Kevin Kruchinski. “With the current extreme weather and the anniversary of September 11, we are reminded of the importance of the firefighters in our communities and the role they play in protecting us.”

Last year’s grant recipients represented municipal and volunteer fire departments in both Tennessee and Georgia.

Tennessee American Water has sent applications to fire departments in the company’s designated service territories, including sale-for-resale areas (Ft. Oglethorpe; Catoosa County; Signal Mountain).  Interested parties can email presidentarmstrong@amwater.com with inquiries.  Grant applications are due by Oct. 31. 

Grants of up to $500 will be considered to cover the costs associated with the following:

Personal protective gear;
Communications equipment;
Firefighting tools;
Water handling equipment, or
Training and related activities/materials used to support community fire protection (Reimbursement for specific fire training classes, including training manuals and workbooks, is eligible).

Mullins Cove Volunteer Fire Department Chief Vincent Vella and Marion County Local Planning Emergency Committee member Robert Payne show the axes bought with the Tennessee American Water Firefighting Support Grant.  The axes are useful in clearing brush during wildfires like the ones experienced in 2016.
Mullins Cove Volunteer Fire Department Chief Vincent Vella and Marion County Local Planning Emergency Committee member Robert Payne show the axes bought with the Tennessee American Water Firefighting Support Grant. The axes are useful in clearing brush during wildfires like the ones experienced in 2016.


Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events Nov. 20-24

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21 Red Bank Council Meeting 12:00-1:00 p.m. Red Bank Community Center: Tom Weathers Drive, behind Erlanger North Speaker: Senator Bo Watson Meetings cost $10. .............................. .............................. .............................. .... (click for more)

Tennessee Supreme Court Clarifies Law On Proof Of Medical Expenses In Personal Injury Cases

In a case closely watched by Tennessee lawyers, the Tennessee Supreme Court has declined to change the law on what evidence can be used to prove medical expenses in cases involving personal injury.  The Court held that Tennessee law continues to allow plaintiffs to use full, undiscounted medical bills to prove their medical expenses instead of the discounted amounts paid by ... (click for more)

School Board Says It Would Not Sell School Buildings To Signal Mountain

The County School Board on Thursday night passed a resolution saying it would not sell three schools at Signal Mountain if it chooses to break away and form its own school district. Attorney Scott Bennett said the schools would still be needed and be operated for students on Waldens Ridge outside of the town of Signal Mountain. The schools are Signal Mountain Middle/High, Nolan ... (click for more)

Lookout Mountain, Ga. Residents Debate Chicken Issue; Town Calling In Highway Patrol On Speeders

Debate about whether to allow residents of Lookout Mountain, Ga., to keep chickens, took place at a public meeting Thursday afternoon prior to the November city council meeting. Most of the residents who spoke in favor of allowing the animals already keep them despite the town’s ordinance from 1988 prohibiting the practice unless the property is at least five acres.   ... (click for more)

Signal Mountain Should Be Problem Solvers Around The City

Re: Roy Exum’s “Stay, Signal Mountain, Stay”  Well this article is something to think about. I think the split could go either way, and Signal Mountain schools would still flourish, as they have done for the past several years. What I'm worried about is why Signal Mountain has not yet had the guts to go be problem solvers at Howard, or Tyner, or Central. Why do ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: How Would I Vote?

I don’t know what to think or who to believe in the debacle surrounding Alabama’s Roy Moore and his quest for a Senate seat. I have no earthly idea what he did or how he acted 40 years ago. Heck, I can’t remember what I did or how I acted 40 years ago but I do recall I kissed some minors back then. To be real honest, they were the only ones that would let me, this because I was ... (click for more)