Fighting Fire with Fuel
CFCA members continuously go above and beyond the call of duty to give back to communities in need, and last year was no different.
This year, CFCA members have once again demonstrated their commitment to serving their communities through relief efforts in battling natural disasters across the state.
Whether first responders are dealing with wildfires or hurricanes, basic necessities such as food and drinking water are vital and the heavy equipment needed for disaster response requires fuel to operate. Often, these emergencies occur in settings where resources are scarce and therefore not immediately available, but contributions from our members facilitate the rescue process in two key ways. While fuel providers joined firefighters on the front lines to deliver and provide the fuel they needed where it was needed most, the state’s network of 12,000 convenience stores allowed access to supplies in even the most remote parts of California.
When firefighters battle blazes across the state, they are the first in line between families and disaster. Our firefighters are dispatched at all hours and don’t stop working until the job is done, so it is invaluable to have a safe and reliable fuel source available on site to allow for the uninterrupted protection of family homes and communities throughout the state.
It is important for everyone in California and around the world to remember that the fuel industry is one of the first that’s called to help when disaster strikes. California’s fuels and convenience industry could not be more proud to continue its support of the state’s firefighters and first responders and, in turn, to help protect and better its community whenever the need arises.
One CFCA member reported providing 10,000 gallons of fuel per day to run 690 emergency response vehicles on continuous rotation during the 2018 Camp Fire.