CITY OF LOUISVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT JOINS “POWER THOSE WHO PROTECT US” PROGRAM TO BUILD GREATER AWARENESS FOR VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS NEEDS
Duracell and the National Volunteer Fire Council Launch Battery Donation Program Nationwide
The City of Louisville Fire Department today joined forces with more than 23,000 other volunteer fire departments across the country in the Power Those Who Protect Us battery donation program created by Duracell, in partnership with the National Volunteer Fire Council.
The program helps build greater awareness around the challenges volunteer firefighters face on a daily basis and the need to help support them. Most fire departments in the U.S. are staffed by volunteer firefighters 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 firefighters, like those in Louisville and Winston County who devote countless hours of their free time to protecting our communities. When consumers purchase specially marked Copper Top battery packs, Duracell will make a battery donation to volunteer fire departments to help power communication devices and life-saving equipment. By going to www.duracell.com/protect, donations can also be earmarked to local departments by zip code.
“With the majority of fire departments in the U.S. being staffed by volunteer firefighters, many of which, like us, struggle to find the funding for basic equipment needs,” said Chief Terry Johnson. “We’re asking everyone to help make a difference and purchase specially marked Duracell batteries so our station 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 flashlights – batteries help power these critical tools.”
For more information about Duracell’s Power Those Who Protect Us program, please visit www.duracell.com/protect.