Red Cross Donates Water to Firefighters

Area fire departments received a welcome donation Monday morning.

The Key Chapter of the American Red Cross donated bottled water to municipal and county fire departments in the seven counties it serves.

The organization said the water came from the national Red Cross to help fire departments that often struggle for funding.

"What's the easiest thing to cut? Water, because you can get water from anywhere. But not when you're only operating on very little and the water is very little," said Dana McKinley of the American Red Cross Key Chapter. "They can dehydrate in a matter of 20 minutes and their lives are on the line."

"A lot of times even though we have water on the truck to fight fires with, we don't have any to drink and having drinking water is very important," said Ray Luke, fire coordinator for Kemper County.

In all the Red Cross gave 648 cases of water to fire departments throughout east Mississippi.

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  • by C May Location: Kemper county on May 15, 2011 at 05:50 PM
    Would like to know if any water was donated to New Hope, Damascus & District 3 volunteer fire departments?
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