Apply Now for Canned Drinking Water from Anheuser-Busch to Support Wildfire Response Efforts
Application Period Ends March 15
Keeping firefighters hydrated during long incidents or disasters such as wildfires is a critical need for fire
departments, yet many volunteer departments struggle with limited budget and resources. To help
departments meet this need, Anheuser-Busch and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) are
partnering for the fourth year to provide critical hydration to volunteer fire departments responding to
wildfires through the Emergency Drinking Water for Wildland Firefighters program.
The program is an expansion of Anheuser-Busch’s longstanding tradition of providing emergency
drinking water and supplies for disaster relief efforts. Anheuser-Busch is continuing its commitment in
2022 by pledging to donate 1.5 million cans of clean drinking water to help keep wildland firefighters
hydrated as they protect and strengthen their communities. Since the program began in 2019, nearly 4.9
million cans of water have been distributed to more than 960 departments across 49 states.
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. Departments in
declared emergencies due to wildfire will also be able to request water outside of the application period
to help with their immediate wildfire response needs.
The application period is open through March 15. Visit www.nvfc.org/water to apply and for additional
information about the program.
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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
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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
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About the National Volunteer Fire Council
The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is the leading nonprofit membership association
representing the interests of the volunteer fire, emergency medical, and rescue services. The NVFC
serves as the voice of the volunteer in the national arena and provides critical advocacy, resources,
programs, and education for first responders across the nation. Learn more at www.nvfc.org