HOPE, Ind. – The Hope Volunteer Fire Department (HVFD) recently received a donation of canned emergency drinking water from Anheuser-Busch to help provide critical hydration to its responders during this year’s wildfire season. Last week, Bartholomew County Beverage dropped off 98 cases of canned drinking water at HVFD.
Maintaining firefighters’ hydration during long incidents or disasters such as wildfires is a major safety concern.
The water was donated through a partnership with the National Volunteer Fire Council. Anheuser-Busch has a tradition of providing emergency drinking water and supplies for disaster relief efforts. The company periodically pauses beer production to apply its expertise to can clean, safe drinking water that is ready to distribute when disaster strikes.
Since 1988, the brewer has donated over 90 million cans of drinking water to communities impacted by natural disasters and other crises. Learn more about the program at www.nvfc.org/water.
HVFD is an all-volunteer department with 32 members who serve Hope and Hawcreek Township in northeastern Bartholomew County. It responds to an average of 475 emergencies annually.