By Mike Arthur, Disaster Program Manager, Lake Erie/Heartland Chapter (South)
November 15, 2019- When I have trouble with my work equipment, I call the Red Cross information technology (IT) department and they help me fix the problem. At worst, it means I’m not very productive for a short period of time. In my previous career as a firefighter, if I had trouble with my equipment it could have resulted in injury or death.
For the last 100 years, the Akron Brass Company has made quality equipment to ensure that firefighters are able to put fires out and save lives. Every firefighter knows about Akron Brass, and how good their products are. I recently had the opportunity to visit their offices and got to meet many of their staff members. Akron Brass is an incredible partner of the American Red Cross. This year alone they have provided funds to support our Home Fire Campaign and are the presenting sponsor of the Lake Erie/Heartland Chapter Festival of Trees event in Wooster next month. In addition, the company actively participates in hosting blood drives, including the Wooster Battle of the Badges event, which pits the police against the fire department in a friendly competition.
I was at Akron Brass headquarters on Friday, November 8th, when employees assembled 150 comfort kits for veterans.
The Akron Brass Company is a world leader in fire products, as well as a local champion for Wayne County and the state of Ohio.
To view more photos from the Akron Brass care kit assembly event, visit our Flickr page.