PRESS RELEASE HURRICANE DORIAN

August 31, 2019 – Brookneal, VA – As hurricane Dorian approaches the Florida coastline, residents are bracing themselves to endure the effects of the storm.  Government agencies, including FEMA, have been taking actions to support residents and infrastructure.  Foster Fuels received an activation order from FEMA to provide emergency fuel and fuel support services to those affected.  The company based in Brookneal, VA dispatched more than 100 vehicles, including trucks carrying diesel fuel, gasoline, and propane southward to prepare for the support of critical infrastructure.

Foster Fuels has been working with FEMA for close to 15 years providing emergency fuel services to government agencies, hospitals, communications sites, and private industry during the aftermath of storms like Hurricane Maria and Superstorm Sandy.  Vice President of Mission Critical services Will Rohrig states, “We are tremendously proud of the dedication our team exhibits and the sacrifices they make to support those who need help in the wake of storms like Dorian.  Our number one goal is to keep them safe as they continue to support ongoing relief efforts on the ground in areas affected.”

Foster Fuels will be actively supporting relief efforts for as long as necessary to keep critical infrastructure like hospitals and power companies running and online.  Dorian’s path looks to have shifted northward and could bring heavy rain and strong winds to Georgia and the Carolinas in addition to the impact it will likely have in Florida.  Foster Fuels asks our community to keep those in the path of the storm and those responding in our thoughts and prayers.

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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