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Pierce Manufacturing launches Support for the Long Haul to benefit National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Published on 16 April 2013
The Foundation sponsors the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend and the names of the fallen are added to the National Memorial
The program will help the NFFF assist the families of firefighters who die in the line of duty

Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, launched Support for the Long Haul, a new nationwide campaign to benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF). The program will help the NFFF assist the families of firefighters who die in the line of duty.

"Since forming a partnership with the NFFF, we’ve raised more than $275,000 to support the families and loved ones of firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice,” said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president Fire & Emergency.  “An important facet of Pierce’s mission is to give back to the fire service and the NFFF, and programs like Support for the Long Haul help lead the way.”

Through October 1, 2013, participants can visit www.supportforthelonghaul.com to make a donation to the NFFF. When they do, they will automatically be entered in the Support for the Long Haul sweepstakes for the chance to win a firefighter inspired, customized Ford F-150 4 x 4 SuperCrew pickup truck. The sweepstakes winner will be announced in November 2013.

“We are grateful to our sponsors for helping us raise awareness and funding so that we can fulfill our mission,” said Ron Siarnicki, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation executive director. “With the help of partners like Pierce Manufacturing, their dealer network, the people of Oshkosh Corporation and support from Pritchard Auto Company, we are able to continue to expand our programming for the families of fallen firefighters.”

Every October, the Foundation sponsors the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend in Emmitsburg, Maryland and the names of the fallen are added to the National Memorial. All year long, the NFFF helps survivors rebuild their lives through support networks, conferences and workshops and scholarships. The NFFF also works with fire departments across the country and all of the major fire service organizations to develop education programs to prevent firefighter injuries and deaths. The Foundation receives funding through private donations from caring individuals, organizations, corporations, and foundations.

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