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NFFF Full Throttle Support Sweepstakes supports the families of fallen firefighters

Published on 22 August 2011
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Full Throttle Support sweepstakes will give away a Harley-Davidson
Pierce Manufacturing gives back to the firefighting industry and honors America’s fallen fire heroes

Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, and Harley-Davidson Motor Company [NYSE: HOG] have kicked off year three of their NFFF (National Fallen Firefighters Foundation) Full Throttle Support sweepstakes.

The NFFF Full Throttle Support III program, recently launched at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, features a sweepstakes for the chance to win a custom, one-of-a-kind Harley-Davidson Street Glide motorcycle. To date, Pierce and Harley-Davidson have raised more than $250,000 to benefit the NFFF’s mission of supporting the families of firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

Visitors at Sturgis will be invited to donate to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and enter in the sweepstakes. Go to or send a text message to 80000 with the message NFFF to donate $10. You can donate and enter up to 3 times via text messaging and 20 times online.
“Working with Harley-Davidson and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation has grown to become an important part of the Pierce company mission, as we give back to the firefighting industry and reach out to honor and remember America’s fallen fire heroes,” said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Fire & Emergency.

Working with Harley-Davidson and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation has grown to become an important part of the Pierce company mission

Since its inception, NFFF Full Throttle Support has generated 16,163 individual donations to the NFFF.  The NFFF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring the memory of America’s fallen firefighters as it allocates resources to aid their surviving spouses and children with scholarship assistance for educational and job training costs, and for peer networks that offer families and coworkers essential emotional support. 

“On behalf of Harley-Davidson Motor Company, and its dealers and riders, we are honored to play a role with Pierce and its dealer network to sponsor the NFFF Full Throttle Support III campaign,” said Steve St. Thomas, Harley-Davidson Motor Company Director of Fleet Sales. “We are proud to be a sponsor of this important cause together with Pierce and the entire firefighting community.”

"The NFFF is very appreciative of the support and encouragement provided by both Pierce and Harley-Davidson.  Without their commitment to the families of fallen firefighters, our programs and services would not be as effective as they have been,” said Ron Siarnicki, NFFF Executive Director.  “NFFF Full Throttle Support is one of our longest running, premiere fundraising efforts, and we are proud to have formed such close relationships with the outstanding people in these fine organizations."

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