Applications Being Accepted for Emergency Drinking Water for Wildland Firefighters Program

March 15, 2024
Anheuser-Busch has partnered with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) for the sixth year to award canned drinking water to volunteer departments that respond to wildfires.

Hydration is key to the health and safety of wildland firefighters. However, many volunteer fire departments have limited budgets, making it difficult to purchase all the provisions their firefighters need, such as a sufficient supply of drinking water. To help combat this issue and free up department funds for other necessities, Anheuser-Busch has partnered with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) for the sixth year to award canned drinking water to volunteer departments that respond to wildfires.

The Emergency Drinking Water for Wildland Firefighters program is an expansion of Anheuser-Busch’s longstanding tradition of providing emergency drinking water and supplies for disaster relief efforts. In 2024, the program will donate 1.5 million cans of clean drinking water to help volunteer firefighters stay hydrated as they respond to long incidents or disasters such as wildfires. Since the program’s inception in 2019, over 8.9 million cans of water have been donated to volunteer fire departments.

To apply for the emergency drinking water, departments must be located in the U.S., annually respond to wildfires, be over 50 percent volunteer, and serve a population of 25,000 or less.

The application period is open through March 31. Visit to apply and learn more about the program.


 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 160 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 19,000 colleagues across the United States. We are home to several of America’s most loved 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 LinkedIn, X, Facebook and Instagram.


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

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