Help Local Fire Departments When You Buy Batteries
In Dallas, volunteer firefighter, music teacher and new grandmother Linda Booth, who trained to become a paramedic just so she could volunteer at the Sunnyvale Volunteer Fire Department, is one of more than one million active firefighters in the United States.
73 percent serve entirely as volunteers.
Booth is a music teacher at Lakehill Prep during the week and volunteers on nights and weekends at the fire department.
Duracell, in partnership with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), has kicked-off a national battery donation program, Power Those Who Protect Us, to help equip these volunteer firefighters with supplies they need to help power their everyday tools and life-saving devices, such as flashlights, breathing apparatus and emergency personnel locators.
Consumers can participate by purchasing specially marked Duracell CopperTop battery packs at retailers nationwide beginning February 1.
For every specially marked Duracell CopperTop 10- and 20-pack of AA or AAA batteries purchased, one or two batteries respectively will be donated.
She Is Dallas info: Every department will receive a sizable battery donation, in some cases the equivalent of a year's supply depending on department size, and consumers can help increase the donation to their local volunteer departments even further by directing their battery donation by zip code at a special area on the Duracell website or by visiting the ‘program’ tab on their FB page.
With the help of consumers, the program goal is to provide 10 million batteries to the 23,000 volunteer fire departments in the U.S. in order to help power devices and life-saving equipment used to keep volunteer firefighters and their communities safe.
*Information provided by Power Those Who Protect Us campaign*