Clinton Volunteer Fire Department & EMS receives canned drinking water donation
Clinton Volunteer Fire Department & EMS received a donation of canned emergency drinking water from brewer Anheuser-Busch. Local Anheuser-Busch wholesaler partner, C&L Distributing dropped off the 2,352 cans of drinking water on Monday. The water will help maintain firefighters’ hydration during long incidents or disasters such as wildfires, which is a major safety concern for many departments.
“This generous donation will significantly enhance our emergency response capabilities and ensure that
we can better serve and protect the residents by having safe and clean water for our personal when
fighting fires not only in Clinton Township but throughout the state of Minnesota if called,” said Captain Eric Monson.
The water was donated by Anheuser-Busch through a partnership with the National Volunteer Fire
Council (NVFC). Anheuser-Busch has a longstanding tradition of pausing beer production each year to
provide emergency drinking water and supplies for disaster relief efforts. The production pause enables
the company to apply its production and logistics expertise to can clean, safe drinking water that is ready to distribute when disaster strikes.
Since 1988, the brewer has donated more than 90 million cans of emergency drinking water to communities impacted by natural disasters and other crises. Building on this commitment, the brewer teamed up with the NVFC – the leading nonprofit membership association representing the interests of the volunteer fire, emergency medical, and rescue services – in 2019 to provide emergency drinking water to help firefighters stay hydrated and healthy when responding to wildfires and large incidents.
To date, the program has donated nearly 6.5 million cans of water to more than 1,400 volunteer fire departments across nearly all 50 states.