85% of all fire departments are staffed by volunteer firefighters who drop everything at a moment’s notice to respond to emergencies and save lives. They are a rare breed who ask little in return and deserve our sincere gratitude.
To thank these brave volunteers, Spotted Dog Technologies and the Leary Firefighters Foundation have teamed up to award three $5,000 grants to volunteer departments to license mobile technology that gets them the critical information they need in the first crucial minutes of an incident.
To qualify for the grant, firefighters and members of their community can cast their vote for their local volunteer fire department. The five departments with the most votes will be vetted by the Leary Firefighter’s Foundation awarding three departments a grant of $5,000 each.
The Leary Firefighters Foundation was established in 2000 by actor Denis Leary in response to a tragic fire in Worcester, Mass., that claimed the lives of Leary’s cousin, a childhood friend, and four other firefighters. The Foundation has raised over $10 million for first responders across the country.
Nominate your local volunteer fire department by filling out the provided nomination form. Please provide the name of the fire department, state and zip code. To receive an additional point, tell us why you believe your local department deserves to win. Please provide your name and email so that we may contact you regarding your comment.
To help spread the word in your community through social media, here are some suggested posts:
Thank your local volunteer firefighters. Nominate them for a chance to win a $5K grant for mobile technology from Spotted Dog Technologies through the Leary Firefighter Foundation. Cast your vote at www.SpotAHero.com
INSTAGRAM AND TWITTER:
Thank your local volunteer fire dept. Nominate them for a $5K tech grant from @SpottedDogTech and @LearyFF www.Spotahero.com #spotahero
To promote your campaign, flyers, posters, social media images and videos are also available for download. CLICK HERE FOR DOWNLOADABLE FILES
Official Contest Rules can be found HERE
Photos generously provided by Jon Tenca / Puck Stopper Photography