Anheuser-Busch and the NVFC Continue to Support Volunteer Fire Departments Battling Wildfires

The Tuolumne County (CA) Fire Department received a rapid response donation of water through the Anheuser-Busch Emergency Drinking Water for Wildland Firefighters program to help keep their firefighters hydrated while battling California wildfires.

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) teamed up with Anheuser-Busch for a second year to help firefighters stay hydrated when responding to wildfires. Through the Emergency Drinking Water for Wildland Firefighters program, Anheuser-Busch is donating more than 1.5 million cans of emergency drinking water to 244 volunteer fire departments in 43 states in 2020.

As wildfires continue to blaze in the West, departments in declared wildfire emergencies can still request water to ensure their personnel have the resources they need during these unprecedented challenges. Click here to learn more and apply.

Anheuser-Busch has a longstanding commitment to supporting communities in times of need by providing emergency drinking water and supplies for relief efforts. Every year, the brewer periodically pauses beer production to can clean, safe drinking water to be ready to help communities in times of disaster through their partnerships with the American Red Cross and the NVFC. Since 1988, Anheuser-Busch and their wholesaler partners have donated more than 83 million cans of emergency drinking water to communities impacted by natural disasters and other crises.

Learn more about the Emergency Drinking Water for Wildland Firefighters Program at

About Anheuser-Busch
For more than 165 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 100 facilities, including breweries, wholesaler distribution centers, agricultural facilities and packaging plants, and have more than 18,000 colleagues across the United States. We are home to several of America’s most recognizable 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-Busch on LinkedInTwitterFacebook and Instagram.

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