Red Brand is assisting victims of the recent devastating wildfires in the states of Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. 

With the destruction of nearly 2 million acres of farm and ranch land, the death of hundreds of thousands of livestock, and the tragic loss of human life, the executives at Keystone Steel & Wire (KSW), manufacturer of Red Brand fence, have reinstated the Fire Relief Program, created after last year’s Anderson Creek Wildfires in Kansas and Oklahoma.

“We are saddened by the tremendous amount of loss,” says Darren Markey, Executive Director of Wire Products at KSW, “and want to support those affected with the recovery efforts so they can get back to normal as soon as possible. Fortunately, Red Brand is poised to assist with the immediate need for fencing products. We already have a substantial amount of product on the ground at local dealers and we're ready to ship more where needed.

“We understand that having product on hand is part of the solution,” he continues, “but clearing destroyed fence lines and replacing those fences with new product takes time and manpower. Last year, we implemented an FFA service project challenge called The Red Brand Wildfire Relief Program to mobilize volunteers. By partnering with FFA chapters, Red Brand encourages groups to seek out neighbors that need help with fence tear out or rebuilding. In return, Red Brand will donate up to $500 to the FFA chapters that coordinate these efforts.”

In addition to the free labor provided by teams of FFA volunteers, consumers and contractors can take advantage of various rebate programs available at participating dealers. These programs will provide a cost savings on qualifying fence products.

For information and details on how to get involved with the Red Brand Wildfire Relief Program, contact Dain Rakestraw, Red Brand marketing manager, at or (309) 697-7063. Information will also be available at Updates also are available at