Community helping keep first responders hydrated

Dear Editor,

DeWitt County Office of Emergency Management would like to thank the community for their support and generous donations to the Firefighters and First Responders of DeWitt County. 

DeWitt County Office of Emergency Management along with Cuero Walmart sponsored a water donation on Saturday, June 23 and Saturday, July 7. The community donated over 330 cases of water and over $200 for future use for food on fire scenes.  Over 200 of the cases were donated by 3 persons. 

The water will be distributed to all fire stations in DeWitt County with an average of 41 cases per station. This will allow all first responders will be able to access the water across the county.

While fighting fires in the Texas heat, firefighters may consume a case of water every 20 – 30 minutes. They must keep hydrated to continue to fight fires. Depending on the size of the fire may take anywhere from 5 minutes to days. 

This is a great start for the fire season. Thank you again to the DeWitt County community for the donations. If you would still like to donate, you may drop off your donation at any fire station in DeWitt County, your local fire department or contact DeWitt County Office of Emergency Management at 361-275-0878. 

Fire Departments can use the following: bottled water, small bottles of sports drink such as Gatorade/PowerAde, cheese crackers, peanut butter crackers, granola type bars.

Cyndi Smith

DeWitt County Emergency Management Coordinator

Floodplain Manager

DeWitt County Today

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