BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY)-City officials and the Bluefield Fire Department are excited to announce a $1,000 award from the West Virginia American Water’s 2020 Firefighting Support Grant Program.
Bluefield Fire Chief Adrian Conner stated, “We are grateful to West Virginia American Water for their generosity. The monies received from the grant will be used to purchase flame resistant particulate barrier hoods to protect our firefighters when fighting fires.
The use of a particulate barrier hood benefits firefighters by preventing carcinogens and other contaminants from touching the face and neck, thus keeping our firefighters safer on the fireground. On behalf of the Bluefield Fire Department and the City of Bluefield, we would like to thank West Virginia American Water for making our city a safer place to live, work, and play.”