The past few weeks have been hot, dry, and dangerous across Texas. Many cities are enforcing burn bans and reminding their citizens to take precautions against starting grass fires. Local fire departments are stretched to the limits as they support each other to put out flames that threaten to consume land and threaten homes and the families in them.
“I follow many Fire Departments on Facebook, because we work so closely with them,” said Becky Baugh, Vice President of Revenue Cycle Management. “All of them were asking for donations of water and I thought it was a great opportunity for our team members to help our local fire departments through a water drive.”
Over the course of a week, employees from EMERGICON and EMERGIFIRE collected cases of water and other hydrating drinks before delivering them to four local Fire Departments, including Terrell, Scurry, Elmo, and Edgewood on Friday, July 22, 2022.
“With the recent grass fires, heat warnings, and the normal risk our local fire departments face every day, I was glad that EMERGICON and EMERGIFIRE could come together and help in a small way,” said Shannan Turner, Manager of EMERGIFIRE. “Being part of a fire responder family myself, I know how far those small gestures can go. I’m proud to be part of our Emergifamily!”
“Because of the success of this impromptu water drive, EMERGICON and EMERGIFIRE will make this event an annual tradition, even though we hope we don’t have another summer like this for a several years,” Becky said.
Please consider donating cases of water or sports drink to your local Fire Department.