WPFD today joined forces with more than 23, tadalafil 000 other volunteer ?re departments across the country in the Power Those Who Protect Us battery donation program created by Duracell, pill in partnership with the National Volunteer Fire Council. The program helps build greater awareness around the challenges volunteer ?re?ghters face on a daily basis and the need to help support them.
Most ?re departments in the U.S. are staffed by volunteer ?re?ghters who rely on approximately 20 percent of their funding to come from local fundraising and donations.* The Power Those Who Protect Us battery donation program lets consumers give back to local volunteer ?re?ghters, like those at WPFD, who devote countless hours of their free time to protecting our community. When consumers purchase specially marked CopperTop battery packs, Duracell will make a battery donation to volunteer ?re departments to help power communication devices and life-saving equipment.
By going to www.duracell.com, donations can also be earmarked to local fire departments by zip code. “With the majority of ?re departments in the U.S. being staffed by volunteer ?re?ghters, many of which, like us, lack enough funding for basic equipment needs,” said Chief Ronnie Wheeler. “We’re asking everyone to help make a difference and purchase specially marked Duracell batteries so our stations can receive much needed support to power our communication devices. From personal alert system devices, thermal imaging cameras and personnel location equipment, to radios and ?ashlights – batteries help power these critical tools.”
About Duracell’s Power Those Who Protect Us Program
Duracell’s Power Those Who Protect Us donation program lets consumers give back to the sel?ess heroes who devote their time to protect their communities. When a consumer purchases specially-marked CopperTop battery packs, Duracell, in partnership with the National Volunteer Fire Council, will make a battery donation to volunteer ?re departments to power communication devices and life-saving equipment.
About the National Volunteer Fire Council
The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is the leading nonpro?t membership association representing the interests of the volunteer ?re, EMS , and rescue services. Organized in 1976, the NVFC serves as the voice of the volunteer ?re and emergency services in the national arena and provides invaluable tools, resources, programs, and advocacy for ?rst responders across the nation. Each state ?re?ghter’s association elects a representative to the NVFC Board of Directors.
*Source: FEMA US Fire Administration 2005, Survey of the Needs of US Fire Service