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Norristown Fire Dept. Receives American Water Charitable Foundation Grant

The grant will help the fire department provide smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to families in need.

Norristown Fire Chief Thomas M. O’Donnell (left) with a check from the American Water Charitable Foundation. Photo submitted by the Norristown Fire Department.
Norristown Fire Chief Thomas M. O’Donnell (left) with a check from the American Water Charitable Foundation. Photo submitted by the Norristown Fire Department.

The American Water Charitable Foundation presented the Norristown Fire Department with a $4,000 community safety grant on Wednesday morning to help the department purchase smoke and carbon monoxide detectors for community-members in need.

The grant funds will be applied to furnishing and installing detectors that are a combination of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, which are free to Norristown residents in need, according to a media release from Pennsylvania American Water.

“With this grant, our department will be able to provide these early warning fire protection devices that can help safeguard local families from tragedy,” said Norristown Fire Chief Thomas M. O’Donnell in the release.

“The dedicated firefighters serving Norristown devote their lives and special talents to protect the community,” said Pennsylvania American Water Vide President of Operations Steve Tambini in the release. “We want to recognize them and lend our assistance by providing some of the resources they need to help them do their jobs.”

The American Water Charitable Foundation is a 501(c) non-profit organization that channels American Water’s desire to be a good corporate citizen into good works. 

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