Apply Now for Canned Drinking Water from Anheuser-Busch through Partnership with the National Volunteer Fire Council

Wave 2 application to provide an additional one million cans of water to volunteer fire departments, bringing the total to 2.5 million cans in 2023

The application period is now open for the Emergency Drinking Water for Wildland Firefighters program, a partnership of Anheuser-Busch and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC). To be eligible, departments must respond to wildfires annually, be over 50 percent volunteer, and serve a population of 25,000 or less. This is the second application period in 2023; recipients from the first application period in March cannot apply.

The emergency drinking water is sourced from Anheuser-Busch’s breweries in Cartersville, GA, and Fort Collins, CO, which periodically pause beer production to can clean, safe drinking water to support disaster relief efforts in partnership with the American Red Cross and the NVFC. Since the Emergency Drinking Water for Wildland Firefighters program began in 2019, over nine million cans of water have been donated to nearly 2,500 departments. That amount of water equals over one million dollars in cost savings for local departments.

One million cans of water will be donated in this current round of applications. Eligible departments can apply for one pallet (2,352 cans) of water to help keep their firefighters hydrated during wildfire response and other department activities. Learn more and apply by August 15 at

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 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 120 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 loved beer and beyond beer brands, including Michelob ULTRA, Cutwater Spirits, Stella Artois, Budweiser and Bud Light 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 LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook 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