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For the second year, DripDrop Hydration (DripDrop ORS), a renowned rehydration therapy company, and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), the global association representing the volunteer fire, EMS (Emergency Medical Services), and rescue services, have teamed up to provide dehydration relief to volunteer firefighters.

Oral rehydration solution (ORS)

DripDrop is providing 200,000 sticks of their oral rehydration solution (ORS) to volunteer fire departments across the U.S. The donation comes as fire departments continue to battle severe wildfires, summer heat, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Through the donation, volunteer firefighters can request one 80-count multi-flavor package of DripDrop ORS, to use in their department, during wildfire response, long incidents, intense training, or other strenuous work. Dehydration affects up to 75 percent of the U.S. population at any given time, and firefighters are at great risk of dehydration, due to the extreme work conditions that they face.

DripDrop ORS

DripDrop ORS improves on the World Health Organization standard for an ORS with medical-grade electrolytes

DripDrop ORS improves on the World Health Organization standard for an ORS with medical-grade electrolytes, making it both the ideal rehydration therapy for the general population and a mission-critical tool for firefighters and other public safety and emergency workers.

No one is immune to dehydration and the effects it can have on our bodies, particularly those who work in extreme conditions like firefighters,” said Eduardo Dolhun, Managing Director and Founder of DripDrop Hydration, adding “We are proud to partner with the NVFC and provide these brave heroes with DripDrop’s ORS, to help them stay healthy and maintain proper hydration levels.

Dehydration, serious health concern for firefighters

Dehydration is a very serious health concern for firefighters,” said NVFC’s Chair, Steve Hirsch, adding “Dehydration can lead to negative consequences, such as decreased performance, weakness and muscle fatigue, dizziness, confusion, and even heat stroke or heart attack.

Steve Hirsch adds, “These impacts are especially risky for firefighters, as lives are on the line. We are grateful to DripDrop for this donation, to provide a much-needed safety measure, to keep our firefighters performing safely and effectively.

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