North Lenoir Fire & Rescue recently received a donation of oral rehydration solution (ORS) from DripDrop, a leading electrolyte powder company, to help provide critical dehydration relief to its responders during extreme summer heat, wildfire season, and other strenuous response situations. The donation was made in partnership with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), the leading association representing the volunteer fire, EMS, and rescue services.
Scorching heat, crushing physical effort, and heavy gear mean firefighters face an increased risk of dehydration and heat-related injuries. Replenishing lost fluids is mission-critical for firefighters in the field so they don’t suffer from heat exhaustion or heat stroke. DripDrop is a fast, clinically-proven way to replace lost fluids and replenish electrolytes. Through the donation, North Lenoir Fire Rescue received two 100-count packages of DripDrop ORS, equating to 400 servings, to help keep firefighters performing at their best.
“Dehydration poses a significant health risk to Firefighters while responding to incidents and can lead to decreased performance, weakness, muscle fatigue, heat exhaustion and heat stroke,” said Chris Decker, Public Information Officer for North Lenoir Fire & Rescue. “Thanks to this donation from DripDrop, our personnel will have the relief they need to help battle dehydration before, during and after incidents.”
This is the third year that DripDrop and the NVFC have partnered to provide ORS donations to fire departments across the U.S. Since the program began, DripDrop has donated over 1.2 million servings of ORS to volunteer fire departments to provide medical-grade dehydration relief to responders. Learn more about DripDrop ORS at DripDrop.com.
DripDrop is a leading electrolyte powder created by a doctor on a mission to fight dehydration. The sticks are a fast-acting, delicious-tasting dehydration remedy trusted by doctors, firefighters, elite athletes, and the U.S. Military. They are a perfect on-the-go solution for everyday use to combat dehydration from heat, exercise, sleep, travel, etc. The patented scientific formula improves upon international oral rehydration solution (ORS) standards, conforming to proven ratios of salts, sugars, potassium, and other ingredients. To find a store that carries DripDrop, or for more information, visit www.dripdrop.com.
About the NVFC
The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is the leading nonprofit membership association representing the interests of the volunteer fire, EMS, and rescue services. The NVFC serves as the voice of the volunteer in the national arena and provides critical resources, programs, education, and advocacy for first responders across the nation. Learn more at www.nvfc.org.
About North Lenoir Fire & Rescue North Lenoir Volunteer Fire & Rescue is a group of dedicated volunteers serving more than 8,900 residents and a variety of commercial properties and manufacturing facilities in a 52.9 square mile district in northern Lenoir County, just outside of Kinston, NC. The department consists of 3 stations, 13 apparatus, and approximately 50 volunteer members.