TVA Donates $1,000 to Centerville Volunteer Fire Department
March 25, 2011
CENTERVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Authority has donated $1,000 to the Centerville Volunteer Fire Department. The funds will be used to buy equipment such as new hoses and pumps to serve the people of Centerville.
"The volunteers of this department are an important part of the community," said Eric Grau, TVA transmission service manager. "They also provided invaluable aid to TVA during floods in May 2010."
Grau said that when the Duck River crested, TVA's Centerville substation was flooded. Crews from the fire department rescued a TVA electrician who was stranded on his truck when the waters rose. The department also allowed TVA to use its water pumps to remove water from the substation property.
The Tennessee Valley Authority, a corporation owned by the U.S. government, provides electricity for 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states at prices below the national average. TVA, which receives no taxpayer money and makes no profits, also provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists utilities and state and local governments with economic development.
Scott Brooks, Knoxville, (865) 632-8031
TVA Media Relations, Knoxville, (865) 632-6000