Marion Fire Department receives drinking water donation

Jul 24, 2019

MARION — The Marion Fire Department received 288 cases of drinking water from Anheuser-Busch on Tuesday, July 23 as part of the company’s ongoing efforts to keep firefighters across the country hydrated during training and while responding to incidents.

The 288 cases contained 6,912 cans of water. Anheuser-Busch announced in April that it would be expanding its emergency drinking water program in partnership with the National Volunteer Fire Council to donate one million cans of drinking water to fire departments in the United States during this year.

Marion Fire Chief Brian Jackvony expressed his gratitude for the donation. 

“Fighting fires, and even training is an extremely strenuous activity any time of the year. Hydration is even more critical with the summer heat and humidity upon us. We are extremely thankful to Anheuser-Busch and their partnership with the National Volunteer Fire Council for making this donation possible. This is something that will have a direct and immediate positive impact on our department,” Jackvony said.