In an uncertain future, where man-made and natural disasters increase at alarming rates, we will be our customers’ proven, tested, and highly trusted partner. We will not fail to deliver on our customers’ worst days.


We fuel mission assurance, and our customers achieve 100% business continuity with zero downtime. Foster Fuels’ Mission Critical division provides emergency fuel response, fuel quality services, and non-emergency transportation to customers in North America (and beyond) before and after disaster strikes, 24/7/365. Our responsive nationally scaled delivery and partner network is unmatched and enables us to prevent and eliminate business interruptions and power failures resulting from fuel-related problems.


Emergency fuel delivery services from Foster Fuels guarantee fuel delivery during a mission critical event. Our many customers enjoy having the guarantee of a fast response when the need arises. We offer different levels of service, including guaranteed response agreements, priority agreements, and disaster preparedness plans. One of our team members can help you understand which plan is best for your organization.

The benefits of planning for emergency fuel delivery are numerous. For example, many insurance companies now require formal disaster preparation plans, and some insurers even offer discounts for formal emergency fuel delivery plans. Contact us today to learn what Foster Fuels Mission Critical can do for your company.

From our headquarters in Brookneal, Virginia, Foster Fuels Inc. has provided fuel nationwide for nearly a century. As part of our fuel services, Foster Fuels maintains a company-owned, dedicated, and unrivaled Mission Critical division, which has been at the core of our services since 2005. We are always ready to activate, organize, deploy, and manage emergency fuel supply services for our contract customers.

Our emergency fuel division excels at the following:

  • Emergency Plan Preparation
  • Emergency Procedure Writing
  • Emergency Fuel Training
  • Emergency Response Demonstrations

Additionally, our trusted and vetted subcontractors are prepared to stand with Foster Fuels to provide standardized equipment and fuel under emergency conditions pre- or post-disaster, which is why we have been able to support several industries in both the private and government sectors.

Foster Fuels Mission Critical’s experience includes extensive work during major regional disasters in varied and extreme conditions. Foster Fuels is a prime contractor for supplying emergency ground fuel during presidentially declared emergencies for FEMA, along with several other high-profile organizations throughout the United States.

Notable wide-scale emergency responses have been to:

  • Hurricane Ida, 2021 (LA)
  • Texas Winter Storms, 2021 (TX)
  • Hurricane Laura, 2020 (LA)
  • Hurricane Dorian, 2019 (FL, NC, GA)
  • Hurricane Michael, 2018 (FL)
  • Hurricane Florence, 2018 (NC, SC)
  • Hurricane Harvey, 2017 (TX)
  • Hurricane Maria, 2017 (PR)
  • Hurricane Irma, 2017 (FL)
  • Hurricane Matthew, 2016 (FL, GA, SC, NC, VA, NJ)
  • Hurricane Joaquin, 2015 (VA, NC)
  • Winter Storms Ulysses and Vulcan, 2014 (NC, WV, SC, GA, VA, PA, NJ)
  • Winter Storm Nemo, 2013 (MA, CT, RI, NH, NY)
  • Superstorm Sandy, 2012 (PA, NJ, NY, CT, MA)
  • Hurricane Isaac, 2012 (LA)
  • Mid-Atlantic Derecho, 2012 (OH, WV, VA, MD, NC)
  • Northeast Snowstorm, 2011 (CT, MA, NH)
  • Hurricane Irene, 2011 (NC, VA, NJ, NY, MA, CT)
  • Alabama Tornadoes, 2011 (AL, TN)
  • Haiti Earthquake, 2010 (Port Au Prince, Haiti)
  • Kentucky Ice Storms, 2009 (KY)
  • Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, 2008 (LA, TX)
  • Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma, 2005 (TX, LA, MS, AL, FL, NJ)
  • Hurricane Ivan, 2004 (FL)
  • Hurricane Isabel, 2003 (VA)

Foster Fuels owns and operates a significant and dedicated emergency fleet by maintaining direct relationships with major suppliers and refiners, while Foster Fuels’ primary subcontractors do the same. So, the emergency division stands ready to assist contract emergency customers anytime.

A partial list of our equipment includes:

  • Tank Wagons (2,000–4,500-gallon capacity)
  • Bobtails
  • Squirt Trucks
  • Mobile Fuelers
  • Wet Hosers
  • High-Water Vehicles
  • Petroleum Tanker Trucks (9,200-gallon capacity)
  • Water Tankers – Potable/Non-Potable
  • Vacuum Trucks
  • Pump Trucks
  • Travel Trailers
  • Flatbed Trailers
  • Service Trucks (0.5–1.5 tons)
  • Miscellaneous Equipment (many items from dump trucks to dozers and steamers)
  • Portable Containment for Trucks and Tanks
  • Drop Tanks with Pumps and Hoses (limited availability and subject to local restrictions)
  • Fuel Quality Trailer

Please contact us directly for a full list of our equipment.

At Foster Fuels Mission Critical, our goals are not only to supply emergency fuel and provide fuel quality services to any and every industry that is looking to eliminate downtime and monetary loss when a disaster strikes, but also to provide peace of mind in emergency and disaster situations. We care for the safety of the people involved in the situations and reserve much pride in knowing we are helping the affected area.

We not only provide aid to our government and hospitals, but we also help retail stores and warehouses stay open, allowing those in need to get food, essentials, and necessary medications. We also help telecommunications stay live, allowing first responders to communicate, and so much more.

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What Our Customers Think

Thank you for your outstanding support during the humanitarian relief efforts after Hurricane Sandy. We here at DLA Energy appreciate your committed support to those impacted by the storm. Your herculean effort and dedication has helped millions of Americans during this devastating period. Your leadership on the ground and swift response to DLA Energy, FEMA, and state and local governments was critical the mission success

Giovanni Tuck, Brigadier General, USAF Commander

Each of your members displayed a willingness to go above and beyond the call to ensure multiple delivery missions to facilities. You kept the principal Aerial Port of Debarkation generations filled for constant use for all Joint Warfighter’s benefit so they could meet mission. Your Emergency Response Team was prepared and again, integrated across the board with key stakeholders.

Matt Ott, CDR, SC, US Navy

The thanks goes out to you and your outstanding crew. I handled life support for the main port in Port-au-Prince, and while Foster Fuels was present, fuel was not just taken care of, but incredibly flexible and adaptive to multiple needs. It was as easy as simply talking with your folks and they leaned forward and took care of the need.

1Lt Travis Michelena, JLC, Haiti

I just wanted to take a moment and commend your company and the fine crew that I had the pleasure of working with during the Kentucky Ice Storms. In my short time with FEMA and working seven major disasters, I have never worked with any contracting team that was more professional and such a pleasure to work with. We faces incredible weather conditions and long hours but I never heard one complaint out of the entire crew. The only thing I heard was what can we do now and how can we better complete and make the mission a success.

John Formet, Sr FEMA Region IV Logistics Accountable Property Manager