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Ridge Volunteer Fire Department Receives Donated Drinking Water from Anheuser-Busch to Support Response Efforts

By Ridge Vice President / Lieutenant Scot Best: The Ridge Volunteer Fire Department recently received a donation of canned emergency drinking water from leading brewer Anheuser-Busch, through a partnership with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), to help keep their responders hydrated as they battle fires this season. The water was provided through the Emergency Drinking Water for Wildland Firefighters Program. On August 16th, one (1) pallet of water (2,352 cans) was delivered by local Anheuser-Busch wholesaler partner, Guy Distributing Company of Leonardtown, MD. The water will help maintain firefighters’ hydration during long incidents or disasters such as wildfires, which is a major safety concern for many departments. “Having an adequate supply of clean drinking water is essential for firefighters to perform at their best while battling wildfires or other long incidents in extreme heat,” said Ridge VFD Fire Chief Brian Cooper. We’re thankful for the donation of canned drinking water from Anheuser-Busch and the NVFC to help keep our responders safe and hydrated. Thank you also to Guy Distributing for taking the time to deliver the water to our station.” Anheuser-Busch has a longstanding tradition of pausing beer production each year to provide emergency drinking water and supplies for […]

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