EP 41: Doug Lowe – Fueling Firefighters
In this Beyond the 1st Response episode, Christy and Ciara talk with Doug Lowe founder of EMMP about his new venture to fuel Firefighters while they fight forest fires in the Pacific Northeast.
For The Love of Cooking
Doug has taken his passion for restaurants and cooking to an all-new level; fueling those that are fighting wildfires. For the past 20-plus years, he has done everything from busboy, to chef and back again. The desire to keep the conversations going that we often have while at the dinner table or in the kitchen, Doug’s passion is to bring it to those that can’t get home to their own tables.
EMMP was born in 2020, when Doug watched through his life those firefighters and the victims of the fires, struggle in the moments of disaster. Giving back to them was in his heart, and fueling them with food was the one way he knew how. Spending countless dollars of his own to buy the equipment needed, followed up with making sure the health department would provide him the property permits, so it is done right; it is finally here.
Wildland Firefighting Season
The season of wildland firefighting is among us, and it is just a matter of the temperature heating up and the ground drying out, and they will be back at it. Wildfire suppression becomes more dangerous every year as mother nature continues to fight back against climate change. The fire season is lasting longer, and first responders are in the throat of it for a longer rate of time. Not only draining themselves physically but mentally as well. Bringing a hot meal, and fresh coffee is just the start of what EMMP has planned. They may not be able to make it home, but they will have a table and meal for one of the days they are there. One Kind Act will nourish the souls that put their lives on the line each and every day.
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