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Schuyler Fire and Rescue is one of Nebraska’s selected volunteer fire departments to receive emergency drinking water.

The water comes from Anheuser-Busch and Fremont-based Eagle Distributing of Nebraska, which is providing more than 25,000 canisters of drinking water to departments as they continue to protect communities and prepare for upcoming efforts forest fire rescue.

Schuyler is one of nine departments to receive emergency drinking water.

Volunteers make up 67% of firefighters in the United States and are the first line of defense for local communities in a range of emergencies. At the same time, they often operate with limited resources and staff.

Clean water is essential to ensuring that these local heroes can perform at their best when it comes to protecting communities.

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“Eagle Distributing of Nebraska is proud to support all first responders, but especially volunteers,” Bruce Nelsen, Eagle Distributing’s general manager, said in a prepared statement. “They are the unsung heroes of our communities who volunteer their time to help keep us safe, and through our partnerships with Anheuser-Busch and the National Volunteer Fire Council, we are honored to show our appreciation for their sacrifices with a emergency donation. drink water.”

The emergency drinking water donation came from Anheuser-Busch’s brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado, which periodically halts beer production so it can provide clean, safe drinking water to communities when needed.

Anheuser-Busch has a long history of providing emergency drinking water and disaster relief supplies in partnership with the American Red Cross, dating back to 1906.

Since beginning its emergency drinking water program in 1988, Anheuser-Busch has donated more than 90 million containers of drinking water to American communities affected by natural disasters and other crises.

Through a partnership with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), the national association representing America’s volunteer firefighters, Anheuser-Busch also donates emergency drinking water each year to provide essential hydration to volunteer firefighters.

Since its launch in 2019, the program has donated more than 4.8 million cans of water to volunteer fire departments across the county to help firefighters stay hydrated while protecting their communities.

Eagle Distributing of Nebraska, Inc., founded in 2001, is a family business based in Fremont, Nebraska, with operations in Fremont, Norfolk, Grand Island and Fairbury. The company delivers beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks to more than 1,800 customers in Nebraska’s largest beverage distribution territory, spanning more than 62,000 square miles in downtown, the south-central and northeast of the state.

The company became the first wholesale beverage distributor to win the Anheuser-Busch Ambassador of Excellence program in 2010 and again in 2011 and 2012.

Founded more than 160 years ago, Anheuser-Busch owns and operates more than 120 facilities, including breweries, wholesale distribution centers, agricultural facilities and packaging plants, and has more than 19,000 colleagues across the United States.

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