Fire Departments Share Grant Money

Local fire departments are sharing more than $10,000 from West Virginia American Water to buy gear and training materials. The company said fire departments in Boone, Braxton, Cabell, Fayette, Kanawha, Mercer and Webster counties were chosen to receive the grants. Recipients will use funds to purchase emergency gear, life-saving equipment, and training materials. West Virginia American Water is the largest water utility in the state.