Apply for Canned Drinking Water to Keep Your Crew Hydrated this Wildfire Season

Hydration is key to the health and safety of wildland firefighters. However, many volunteer fire
departments have limited budgets, making it difficult to purchase all the provisions their firefighters
need, such as a sufficient supply of drinking water. To help combat this issue and free up department
funds for other necessities, Anheuser-Busch has partnered with the National Volunteer Fire Council
(NVFC) for the sixth year to award canned drinking water to volunteer departments that respond to

The Emergency Drinking Water for Wildland Firefighters program is an expansion of Anheuser-Busch’s
longstanding tradition of providing emergency drinking water and supplies for disaster relief efforts. In
2024, the program will donate 1.5 million cans of clean drinking water to help volunteer firefighters stay
hydrated as they respond to long incidents or disasters such as wildfires. Since the program’s inception
in 2019, over 8.9 million cans of water have been donated to volunteer fire departments.
To apply for the emergency drinking water, departments must be located in the U.S., annually respond
to wildfires, be over 50 percent volunteer, and serve a population of 25,000 or less.
The application period is open through March 31. Visit to apply and learn more
about the program.

About Anheuser-Busch:

At Anheuser-Busch, our purpose is to create a future with more cheers. We are always looking to serve
up new ways to meet life’s moments, dream big to move our industry forward, and make a meaningful
impact in the world. We hope to build a future that everyone can celebrate, and everyone can share. 
For more than 160 years, Anheuser-Busch has carried on a legacy of brewing great-tasting, high-quality
beers that have satisfied beer drinkers for generations. Today, we own and operate more than 120
facilities, including breweries, wholesaler distribution centers, agricultural facilities and packaging
plants, and have more than 19,000 colleagues across the United States. We are home to several of
America’s most loved beer brands, including Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob ULTRA and Stella Artois, as
well as a number of regional brands that provide beer drinkers with a choice of the best-tasting craft
beers in the industry. From responsible drinking programs and emergency drinking water donations to
industry-leading sustainability efforts, we are guided by our unwavering commitment to supporting the
communities we call home. For more information, visit or follow Anheuser-
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About the NVFC:

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is the leading nonprofit membership association
representing the interests of the volunteer fire, EMS, and rescue services. The NVFC serves as the voice
of the volunteer in the national arena and provides critical resources, programs, education, and
advocacy for first responders across the nation. Learn more at