The event will help raise suggested donation and will benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, together with W. S. Darley & Co., are sponsoring the “Give-Back Giveaway” sweepstakes at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis for the chance to win more than $60,000 in firefighting equipment. A $10 suggested donation in the NFFF or Pierce booths is all it takes to enter the sweepstakes*, and 100% of proceeds raised will benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF). The winning six tickets will be drawn and announced throughout the day on Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12.
The equipment on display – which is available through the W. S. Darley & Co. e-catalog – represents a wide range of quality products including pumps, nozzles, hose, various tools, safety equipment and more. The winning names of the six compartments’ contents will be announced on Friday at 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30 pm, and on Saturday at 10 am, 11 am, and noon. View a full list of each compartment’s equipment here.
"Together with our friends at Darley, Pierce is very excited to support the Give-Back Giveaway sweepstakes to raise money to support the NFFF’s mission,” said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Fire & Emergency. “More than $60,000 in donated equipment will be installed on Pierce apparatus at FDIC, and attendees are invited to purchase tickets for the chance to win the contents of one or more of the compartments.”
“At W. S. Darley & Co., we’ve been a corporate supporter of the NFFF since its inception, and we’re proud to team with Pierce to develop the Give-Back Giveaway sweepstakes,” said Paul Darley, the company’s president and CEO. “This is a unique opportunity for us, together with our industry partners, to assist the NFFF and its important mission.”
“We are extremely grateful for the efforts of Pierce Manufacturing and Darley Company in support of the NFFF mission,” said Ron Siarnicki, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation executive director. “Because of several tragic line of duty deaths over the past few years our resources are stretched thin. To rise to this challenge, and to be there for the families of these fallen heroes, we need the industry’s help like never before.”
The NFFF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organisation 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.