LAFAYETTE, La. -- Krispy Krunchy Chicken sponsored the Cajun Navy Relief’s first Search and Rescue Games. The event gave onshore dispatchers and rescue teams training on how to respond during a natural disaster in the Southern United States.
The games, held just outside of Lafayette, La., allowed first responders to work with new software and run through different rescue scenarios. The goal of the one-day exercise was to improve communication and teamwork among the rescue volunteers.
“We are humbled by the outpouring of support we have received for this event, especially by our friends at Krispy Krunchy Chicken, who stepped up to underwrite 100% of the costs of this critical training exercise,” said Shawn Boudreaux, Cajun Navy Relief chairman of the board. The mock rescue effort will help more lives be saved by trained members of Cajun Navy Relief, Boudreaux said.
The games come ahead of the Atlantic hurricane season beginning June 1 and ending Nov. 30. Colorado State University hurricane scientists are predicting a slightly above-average Atlantic hurricane season in 2018.
The Cajun Navy Relief and Rescue is a nonprofit organization. The group’s volunteers provide rescue services in emergency situations.
Alexandria, La.-based Krispy Krunchy Foods offers a premium c-store-based QSR concept with approximately 2,300 retail locations in 41 states, as well as in Malaysia and American Samoa.