Nominate a Local Fire Department to Receive Free Smartphone Cases from Ballistic
Ballistic teamed up with the National Volunteer Fire Council this holiday to say “Thanks a Million” to volunteer firefighters across the country
To date Ballistic has donated 1.3 million dollars’ worth in smartphone cases to those nominated, with 700,000 left to give
The Ballistic Case Company set out this holiday season to give back to the volunteer firefighters who risk their lives protecting us every day. These courageous volunteers make more than 700,000 of all firefighters. With the overwhelmingly successful launch of #thanksamillion, in which the $1 million donation goal was surpassed in a single day, Ballistic decided to donate “One Million More” in smartphone cases to these brave men and women.
“Thanks a Million launched on October 30, 2013,” says Hank Goradesky, CEO of Ballistic. “Within 24 hours we received more than 1,300 nominations, easily reaching our donation goal of one million dollars’ worth of smartphone cases. Nominations keep pouring in and we are now over 2,000 volunteer fire stations, allowing us to donate one million more!”
As of now, Ballistic has donated more than 1.3 million dollars’ worth in cases to volunteers. You can join us in saying “Thanks a Million More” by visiting www.facebook.com/BallisticCases and nominating a firefighter or local station. Volunteer firefighters can also sign up to receive free cases via the Ballistic Facebook page.
“Volunteer firefighters risk their lives for our communities each and every day,” continued Goradesky. “Ballistic wanted to reach out to these brave men and women, and thank them for their service. As we reach the end of this initiative, we’re incredibly pleased with how receptive people were, and are looking forward to developing new ideas in 2014 to continue to help.”
Ballistic will be donating Hard Core, Shell Gel, and SG Maxx cases to nominated firefighters throughout the holidays. The #thanksamillion initiative will be open for nominations through December 22, 2013. Visit Ballistic on Facebook today to nominate your local station, share your story, or simply say thanks to the volunteer firefighters across the country.
The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is the leading nonprofit membership association representing the interests of the volunteer fire, EMS, and rescue services. The NVFC serves as the voice of the volunteer in the national arena and provides invaluable tools, resources, programs, and advocacy for first responders across the nation. Learn more at www.nvfc.org.
About Ballistic® Case Company
Ballistic’s philosophy is simple: Engineered Protection. Our dedicated team of engineers is passionate about one thing: perfecting protection. Through innovative design, durable materials, and 20+ years of experience, Ballistic delivers protective solutions for every lifestyle.
Start Your Holiday Shopping with the NVFC
The holiday season is here – do you know what you are getting for the firefighters, EMTs, and Fire Corps members in your life this year? Start your holiday shopping with the NVFC! We offer a selection of low-cost yet high-impact gift options.
Fire Corps® Logo Items – Fire Corps members on your list will love any of the great logo items available, including playing cards, drawstring bag, tote bag, magnet, patch, pin, or stress reliever.
NVFC Membership – Give the gift of NVFC membership and provide the recipient with benefits that last all year, including an AD&D policy, personalized membership card and decal, newsletter subscription, discounts on fire service products, access to a Member Assistance Program, the opportunity to apply for scholarships, grants, and other members-only programs, and much more. Purchase NVFC memberships for all members of your department and receive half off the price for each person!
A Proud Tradition: 275 Years of the American Volunteer Fire Service – This beautiful, 84-page, full-color publication celebrates the strong heritage and deeply-rooted tradition of America’s volunteer fire service. The publication examines the history of the fire service, the evolution of PPE and apparatus, current issues facing volunteers, and where we are headed in the future. Makes a great addition to any firefighter’s/EMT’s bookshelf, or to display on a coffee table or at the station.
2014 Health and Safety Calendar – Help keep health and safety the focus in 2014 with this wall calendar. The NVFC partnered with Scott Safety to produce the 2014 Health and Safety Calendar, which highlights a fire service health or safety topic each month. Photos were submitted from fire departments across the country. Great for the station or at home.
National Fire Service Resource Guide – This one-stop reference guide is a must-have for any fire/EMS department. It contains a compilation of resources, tools, and tips to help in a variety of areas, including governance, advocacy, grants and funding, recruitment and retention, public relations, training, reputation management, health and safety, and more. Makes a perfect gift for a chief officer or administrator. Please note, NVFC members will receive a complimentary copy of the guide in December.
Heart-Healthy Firefighter Cookbook – Perfect for the firehouse or home cook, this Cookbook is filled with over 60 delicious recipes that prove healthy cooking can still taste great. Many of the recipes were submitted from health conscious firefighters from across the country.
Spread Winter and Holiday Safety Messages in Your Community
As winter sets in and holiday decorations abound, it is important to be aware of the dangers the season brings and proactively prevent disasters from happening. The following resources provide safety information and tips to practice in your family and spread in your community to make sure everyone has a safe and happy winter.
Put a Freeze on Winter Fires
This campaign from the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) provides safety tips, social media messages, public service announcements, widgets, web banners, and more that your department can use to educate your community on how to prevent winter fires. Campaign resources are available on the USFA web site and the NFPA web site.
Holiday and Christmas Tree Fire Safety Outreach Material
Part of the Put a Freeze on Winter Fires campaign, this webpage includes tips, tools, and resources specifically aimed at preventing holiday-related fires in your community.
Put a Freeze on Winter Holiday Fires – Fact Sheet
This fact sheet from the USFA and NFPA highlights hazards of the holiday season and steps that should be taken to avoid disaster.
The NFPA provides an online toolkit to help you implement a comprehensive holiday safety campaign in your community, including sample news releases and letters to the editor, talking points, safety tips sheets, videos, and more.
Christmas Tree Fires
The NFPA provides facts and a video that demonstrate the dangers of not keeping a live Christmas tree properly watered.
Holiday Decoration Safety Tips
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission provides an educational brochure outlining holiday decorating tips about Christmas trees, lights, candles, fireplaces, and more. Share this brochure with friends, families, neighbors, and others to spread decorating safety messages throughout your community.
Christmas Fire Warnings Might Dampen Your Holiday but Save Your Life
This article from the Huffington Post provides facts and statistics about holiday hazards that members of your community should be aware of so they can take the appropriate precautions.
Holiday Safety Tips
Safe Kids Worldwide provides this tips page to remind parents to put safety first this holiday season.
Fire Prevention Tips Sheets
Fire Corps has compiled a series of tips sheets that fire departments and Fire Corps teams can utilize in their fire prevention and safety efforts. These include “Heating Hazards” and “Stay Warm, But Stay Safe.”