It’s hot, here’s how you can help local Volunteer Firefighters stay hydrated

Water, and sports drinks needed most

DEWITT COUNTY, Texas- As the summer heats up, so do grass fires.  The volunteer fire departments would appreciate your assistance in keeping them and assisting first responders hydrated during a fire or accident.

Volunteer Firefighters from across DeWitt County will be at the Cuero Walmart on Saturday, July 11, 2020 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm accepting donations of water and sports drinks such as Gatorade and PowerAde.  All donations collected will be distributed to the fire departments across the county and shared with other first responders on scene.

DeWitt County Volunteer Fire Departments are Cuero VFD, Meyersville VFD, Nordheim VFD, Thomaston VFD, Westhoff VFD, Yoakum Fire & Rescue and Yorktown VFD.  Who are the volunteer firefighters that respond when you call for help?  The VFD’s consist of your neighbors, Dads, Moms, Uncles, Aunts, Cousins or maybe your brother or sister.  They are people that live near you and will leave their families in the middle of dinner or in the middle of the night to assist you when you need someone most.  They spend their vacations at training to make sure they know how to help you.

Volunteer Fire Departments are responsible for their own training, equipment and equipment up-keep, insurance and other items.  They must find ways to fund these expenses within their departments and normally do fundraisers of some type.

Please come out and help our local first responders.  We will be accepting donations of water, sports drinks and/or monetary.

You can purchase a case of water for as little as $3.98 to $6.00 and sports drinks for $4.98 to $6.00 at Walmart.

Stop by and see the some of the equipment around DeWitt County that is used to fight fires and protect lives.

The first responders of DeWitt County appreciate the support of the community to keep them hydrated this fire season.  If you are unable to stop by, you may always drop your donation off at your local fire station.

Source: DeWitt County Office of Emergency Management.