PRESS RELEASE HURRICANE FLORENCE
BROOKNEAL, Va., September 11, 2018 – Foster Fuels’ Mission Critical division has been activated in preparation for Hurricane Florence. With over one hundred fuel trucks already stationed throughout the East Coast, they plan on continuing to send assets as the week continues.
The trucks are carrying loads of diesel, gasoline, propane, and other necessary provisions. Mission Critical team member, Freddie Wydner, said, “We welcome the opportunity to answer the call during these times of need. This is a big commitment for our team members as they leave behind family members and other responsibilities. However, we know the work we are doing is helping others in their time of need and we are proud to be able to do that.”
Foster Fuels’ Mission Critical division’s main objective is to fuel critical infrastructures like hospitals, first responders, emergency vehicles, and other key organizations. “Fuel is a crucial commodity during these times of need,” Stephen Tibbs, Senior Vice President of Foster Fuels, continues, “When the power goes out and local vendors are affected and not able to meet that need, our team has the experience and the capability to fill those orders and keep the operation running.”
Fuel trucks are continually being sent out as Hurricane Florence draws closer. With the predictions of Florence making landfall Friday, September 14, Foster Fuels expects that their operation will not slow down until the scale of the hurricane’s impact is better understood. Till then, they are actively looking for qualified CDL and hazmat-trained drivers who would like to be a part of their mission
This is not Foster Fuels’ first mission. Other notable activations include Superstorm Sandy, the Haiti Earthquake, and most recently during the 2017 hurricane season when three consecutive hurricanes, Harvey, Irma, and Maria, affected the United States.
About Foster Fuels
Foster Fuels is a 97-year-old, privately held corporation, providing distribution of diesel, gasoline, and propane to residential, commercial, and government customers through their Mission Critical division. Foster Fuels operates a multi-award-winning national and international emergency fuel division, Mission Critical, specializing in business continuity and disaster recovery solutions for day-to-day needs and prevention. For more information on Foster Fuels Mission Critical, please visit https://www.fosterfuelsmissioncritical.com/.
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