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Foster Mission Critical Marks Its 30th Large-Scale Disaster Response Deployment

Brookneal, VA, October 29, 2022 — (PR.com) — Just over a month after activating in preparation for the landfall of Hurricane Ian, Foster Fuels Critical Division has successfully demobilized , with the majority of the team members having returned from Florida and Georgia. at headquarters in Brookneal, Virginia. This deployment marks the company’s 30th large-scale deployment.

A team of more than 200 personnel served as dedicated support for the activation providing around-the-clock emergency resupply in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and private critical infrastructure and recovery customers. Over 150 trucks were loaded, delivering over 1 million gallons of fuel and potable water while covering over 350,000 miles of travel. Foster Fuel provided electric generators, power crews and emergency personnel assisting communities impacted by Hurricane Ian. Additionally, Foster enabled Florida private sector customers including banks, data centers and hospitals to operate. A smaller number of Foster Fuels team members remain in Florida and will support the recovery of hardest hit areas for as long as needed.

“We consider it a privilege to work with the best emergency response partners in the industry to support disaster relief efforts,” said Will Rohrig, senior vice president of critical services at Foster Fuels. “When we can effectively and efficiently plan, assess and mobilize to support an affected community, and then see our team complete the job and return home safely, that’s ‘mission accomplished’.”

As the winner of multiple DLA Superior Supplier Awards, Foster’s Mission Critical division is not new to the field of emergency response. The company’s emergency preparedness planning services span the private and public sectors with the development, organization and management of bespoke emergency services for its customers and industry partners. Back home, the Mission Critical team holds its own annual emergency response training exercises. These drills are designed to guide team members through each step of the emergency response process, from activation to demobilization and debriefing.

“Our team learns and grows with every deployment, big or small,” continues Rohrig. “And seeing the DOD, FEMA and Florida emergency management agencies unified for the good of Florida citizens and industry shows what can be accomplished with strong leadership and careful planning.

Founded in 1921, Foster Fuels, Inc. is a privately held company that provides downstream distribution of diesel, gasoline, Jet A and propane to residential, commercial and government customers. Foster Fuels operates an award-winning emergency fuel division specializing in business continuity and disaster recovery solutions. For more information about Foster Fuels, visit https://www.fosterfuelsmissioncritical.com/.