DripDrop Hydration and the National Volunteer Fire Council Team Up to Provide Dehydration Relief to Volunteer Firefighters
August 3, 2020
Update August 6, 2020: Over 100,000 dehydration sticks have already been donated! DripDrop has generously made an additional 100,000 sticks available. Claim your free 100-count lemon package of DripDrop ORS to use in your department during wildfire response, long incidents, or other strenuous work. While supplies last; only one order per department.
Leading rehydration therapy company will donate up to 100,000 units of new DripDrop ORS to volunteer firefighters across the U.S.
DripDrop Hydration, a leading rehydration therapy company, and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), the leading association representing the volunteer fire, EMS, and rescue services, have announced a new partnership to provide dehydration relief to the nation’s volunteer firefighters. The need has never been greater amid a wave of summer heat, wildfire season, and a COVID-19 pandemic that has pushed our healthcare system to the limit of its capacity. DripDrop ORS will provide a one-to-one “buy one, give one” product donation to volunteer fire departments across the U.S. for every 80-count, multi-flavor DripDrop ORS box purchased by consumers.
The partnership coincides with the expansion of DripDrop’s leading Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) lineup to now include an 80-count, multi-flavor box of berry, lemon, watermelon, and orange flavors. This product is the latest in DripDrop’s arsenal aimed at combating dehydration, a condition affecting up to 75 percent of the U.S. population at any given time. Volunteer firefighters can request two 80-count multi-flavor packages of DripDrop ORS to use in their department during wildfire response, long incidents, or other strenuous work. Up to 100,000 units of product will be donated.
“No one is immune to dehydration and the effects it can have on our bodies, particularly those who work in extreme conditions like firefighters,” said Eduardo Dolhun, MD and founder of DripDrop Hydration. “We are proud to partner with the NVFC and provide these brave heroes with DripDrop’s ORS to help them stay healthy and maintain proper hydration levels, especially as we head into peak wildfire season.”
“Firefighters exert an extraordinary amount of energy when responding to long incidents such as wildfires, and dehydration is a very serious threat to their health and safety,” said NVFC Chair Steve Hirsch. “We are pleased to partner with DripDrop to provide dehydration relief to our volunteer firefighters so they are able to respond at their best.”
DripDrop ORS was developed by Dolhun, a Mayo Clinic-trained physician, upon return from a medical relief mission in Guatemala. The patented formula he invented is the most efficacious, great tasting dehydration remedy available to consumers, and an effective alternative to IV therapy for mild to moderate dehydration. DripDrop ORS improves on the World Health Organization (WHO) standard for an ORS with medical-grade electrolytes, making it both the ideal rehydration therapy for the general population and a mission-critical tool for firefighters and other public safety and emergency workers.
Volunteer firefighters can claim their two free 80-count multi-flavor packages of DripDrop ORS to help provide dehydration relief to their department by filling out the form at https://dripdrop.com/pages/firefighter-relief.
*The NVFC does not make any medical claims. Check with your physician if you are experiencing a medical issue.
About DripDrop ORS
DripDrop ORS is the first Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) to combine medical standards of rehydration therapy and excellent taste. Our patented scientific formula improves upon international ORS standards, conforming to proven ratios of salts, sugars, potassium, and other ingredients. DripDrop ORS precisely combines all those ingredients to maximize both taste and efficacy; this golden ratio of ingredients means DripDrop ORS absorbs faster and hydrates better than water and other hydration solutions. DripDrop ORS’ innovative formula has been adopted early on by an elite group of users including Stanford University Medical Center, The Mayo Clinic, UCSF Medical Center, leading national pharmacies, US Special Forces, Olympians and top-flight athletes. To find a store location or for more information, visit www.dripdrop.com.
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 www.nvfc.org.