Minden, Axtell, and Wilcox Volunteer Fire Departments recently received a donation of canned emergency drinking water from leading brewer, Anheuser-Busch, to help provide critical hydration to its responders during this year’s wildfire season.
On September 1st, Eagle Distributing, a local Anheuser-Busch wholesaler partner, dropped off 98 cases to Kearney County Emergency Manager Craig Lupkes for distribution to the departments to help support their wildfire response needs. Maintaining firefighters’ hydration during long incidents or disasters such as wildfires is a major safety concern for many departments.
“With Fall coming, the fire departments in Kearney County are preparing for another busy fire season. Firefighters lose a tremendous amount of fluid during high-intensity response such as battling wildfires, structure fires, and complex rescues. Proper hydration is critical to ensure the safety of our firefighters and to keep them performing at their best,” Lupkes said. “Thanks to this water donation from Anheuser-Busch and the National Volunteer Fire Council, we have the resources to keep our firefighters hydrated and ready to respond.”
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