Anheuser-Busch and Tri-Eagle Sales are providing more than 2,300 12-ounce cans of emergency drinking water to the Mount Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department in Quincy, Florida, on Wednesday, June 29 at 4:30 pm to help support critical hydration needs as they prepare for upcoming wildfire relief efforts.
With volunteers comprising 67% of firefighters in the United States, they are local communities’ first line of defense in a range of emergencies while often operating with limited resources and staffing. For these local heroes, clean drinking water is essential to ensure they can be at their peak performance when protecting our communities.
“Tri-Eagle Sales stands alongside Anheuser-Busch to support local volunteer fire departments,” said Kris McCaffrey, Marketing Manager at Tri-Eagle Sales. “We are excited to extend this contribution to the Mount Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department, providing critical hydration to firefighters during the summer heat.”
The donation of emergency drinking water was sourced from Anheuser-Busch’s brewery in Cartersville, Georgia, which periodically pauses beer production to can clean and safe drinking water to be delivered to communities in need.
“Our firefighters work very hard and under extreme conditions during high-intensity responses such as wildfires, said Lieutenant Jim Roberts. “As a result, they lose large amounts of fluid and proper hydration is critical to ensure their safety and to keep them performing at their best.”
Fire Chief Ed Cullifer stated, “It is with our deepest thanks to the National Volunteer Fire Council, Anheuser-Busch, and Tri-Eagle Sales for selecting our department for this donation. Now we have the resources to keep our firefighters hydrated and ready to respond during wildfire season.”
Anheuser-Busch has a longstanding tradition of providing emergency drinking water and supplies for disaster relief efforts in partnership with the American Red Cross – dating back to 1906. Since the inception of its emergency drinking water program in 1988, Anheuser-Busch has donated more than 90 million cans of clean drinking water to U.S. communities affected by natural disasters and other crises.
Through its partnership with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), the national association representing America’s volunteer fire departments, Anheuser-Busch also donates emergency drinking water annually to provide critical hydration to volunteer firefighters. Since its launch in 2019, the program has donated over 4.8 million cans of water to volunteer fire departments across the country to help firefighters stay hydrated and healthy when protecting the communities where we live and work.
More information can be found at www.nvfc.org/water.