Thirst aid sought for firefighters in ongoing battle versus wildfire

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

The public’s help is being sought to assist area fire departments with their ongoing efforts to protect residents against the dangers of wildfire.

Osage County Emergency Management Director Jerry Roberts said donations of bottled water and Gatorade are still needed to replenish local supplies that have been depleted during a recent rash of grass fires in the area.

Donated products can be dropped off at the Emergency Management office, 125 E. 6th St. in Pawhuska on weekdays between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Officials said donations from five other sites around the county are currently being collected “so we can see where we stand.” Drop-off points were established in Skiatook, Hominy, Shidler, Fairfax and McCord during a weeklong drive to restore the fire departments’ hydration supplies to a safer level.

For more information about the situation, persons can call the Emergency Management Department at 918-287-2285