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Scotts Hill Fire Department Receives Canned Drinking Water for Wildfire Response

The Scotts Hill Fire Department received canned emergency drinking water from Central Distributors of Jackson, Tennessee, on December 14, 2021.
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Scotts Hill Fire Department recently received canned emergency drinking water to help provide critical hydration to its responders during this year’s wildfire season. On December 14, 2021, Central Distributors of Jackson, TN, a local Anheuser-Busch wholesaler partner, dropped off two pallets of canned water to the department to help support its wildfire response needs. Maintaining firefighters’ hydration during long incidents or disasters such as wildfires is a major safety concern for many departments.

Scotts Hill is a community of just under 1,000 residents; they had six grass and woods fires this year (2021), in the 3.71 square miles of their coverage area. Even after the fire is extinguished, the smoke lingers for days and settles over the entire community. Sometimes they…

For the complete article, see the December 22nd edition of The Lexington Progress.

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