The oppressive heat, obviously a constant companion throughout our region each and every summer, has once again brought attention to seasonal safety issues for our firefighters such as keeping core body temperatures in check and staying hydrated. Thanks to the Public Safety Foundation of Firehouse Subs, the latter endeavor has particularly received a welcomed shot in the arm as their annual "H2O For Heroes" water collection resulted in the magnanimous donation and collection of 1,180 cases of water for the JFRD and other, nearby area Fire Departments. A heart-felt 'thanks' to the community and to Firehouse Subs for their respective generosity.