Big Canoe Fire Department receives emergency water donation

By Ricky Jordan

Fire Chief

Today, we were fortunate enough to receive a donation from the Anheuser-Busch Corporation of 98 cases of canned drinking water for our firefighters. Anheuser-Busch, in conjunction with the National Volunteer Fire Council, has sponsored a program that provides drinking water for emergency responders and firefighters. Members of Anheuser-Busch team, along with representatives from our local vendor, Eagle Rock Distributors, were on hand to present the donation at the Big Canoe Fire Department.

The local brewery in Cartersville, Ga., shuts down one production line for a week each year to make emergency drinking water in lieu of their normal products. This water is utilized by first responders as rehabilitation supplies throughout the year. Anheuser-Busch also partners with the Red Cross and provides water to many national emergencies each year.

The Big Canoe Fire Department will utilize the water to stock our air & light truck, which responds to all large emergencies in the community where it provides drinking water at the scene. We will also use the water during our training to properly hydrated our personnel.

To find out more about this amazing program from Anheuser Busch Corporation click here.


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