While many of us are excited for the hot weather of summer, others are worried about another type of heat: Wildfires!
Groups like the Westcoast Wildland Strike Teams, based in Portland, Ore., spend weeks on end camping out fighting wildfires across the coast.
And while fighting fires to protect our communities, who do the Westcoast Wildland Strike Teams depend on? The Ready Store!
We were so excited to receive this letter last week from Kevin Hawke, Engine Boss and Emergency Medical Technician for the WWST.
"Dear The Ready Store,
On behalf of Westcoast Wildland Strike Teams from Portland, Oregon, I would like to extend a big "thank you!" for providing us with such great products for our busy fire seasons.
While out fighting forest fires all summer my engine crew is often "spike camped,” which means we must stay out in the woods for several weeks at a time, and we are in charge of our own food and water supply. Proper nutrition is vital while working 20 hour shifts, and we appreciate an easily prepared hot meal to keep us going strong.
The MRE's, #10 cans, and freeze-dried food pouches store perfectly in our engine compartments, and can withstand the bumpy conditions of our engines driving up and over bumpy logging roads all day.
While covered from head to toe with black ash, and nodding off from exhaustion, the last thing I want to think about is how to prepare food for up to 16 firefighters. The MRE's, the freeze-dried food in #10 cans, and the pouches are considered delicacies out there compared to the "food" we are given by the commanding agency.
We also have a few vegetarians in our company, so we appreciate the vegetarian options available.
We will continue to use The Ready Store exclusively as our food and water supplier!
Once again we extend a big THANK YOU, and we will continue to use your products while we are protecting life, property, and the environment. Have a great day!"
Engine Boss & Emergency Medical Technician
Westcoast Wildland Strike Teams
Thank you Kevin for protecting us! We hope to continue making good products that your strike team will enjoy!
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