A couple times a year, The Fire Critic (Rhett) and I try to find ways to give back to our readers / followers…. a way of saying “THANK YOU” for supporting us.
Sometimes, we get creative while other times we simply build on an idea that has worked well in the past.
We just wrapped up our latest project and The 2014 Fire Critic / Ironfiremen 12 Days of Christmas was a prime example of our growing commitment.
In true Fire Critic / Ironfiremen fashion, this year’s Give-a-Way was our BIGGEST and BEST yet!
It was a HUGE success and far exceeded our expectations… we hope it did yours as well.
I wanted to take a minute to recap / explain some of the details of the Give-a-Way and make sure that you all understand how we make it all possible.
“Like” us on Face Book HERE
To begin with, we gave away nearly $10K in prizes!
Each package was valued at over $200!
We had 16 sponsors / contributors and gave away 29 prize packages!
We started handing out prizes on December 14th and went straight through to Christmas Day.
Signing up was EASY and FREE.
Anybody with a valid e-mail address was eligible to enter and you only had to register once.
Apparently, the word got out and spread quickly as we had over 8,000 entries!
Winners were announced daily via e-mail, our Web-sites and Social Media outlets. They were randomly chosen through a number generating program that corresponded with every entry.
We gave away PPE, safety equipment, apparel, custom art work and even a Drone! We couldn’t have done it without the support o our sponsors. Like us, they too wanted to THANK you folks for the support throughout the year, To my knowledge, no other Give-a-Way matched what we were able to put together this year.
I hope you’ll take the time to visit the web-sites, Face Book pages etc of our sponsors and let them know you appreciated their involvement. I’ll provide all the links as well as a list of our WINNERS below….
MEET OUR SPONSORS!!
TECGEN PPE: Website – Facebook – Twitter
Paul Conway Shields & Equipment: Website – Facebook – Youtube
Fire Cam Fire and Police Cameras: Website – Facebook – Twitter – Youtube
Black Diamond Protective Equipment: Website – Facebook – Twitter
Firefighter Art (by Jodi Monroe): Website – Facebook
MN8 FoxFire: Website – Facebook – Twitter
2nd Alarm Fire Equipment: Website – Facebook
J and M Supply: Website – Facebook
Firehouse Shirt Club: Website – Facebook
Tailboard Leather: Website – Facebook
Box Alarm Leather: Website – Facebook
Crosstitched: Website – Facebook
Leatherhead Concepts: Website – Facebook
Brand My Fire: Website – Facebook
Emergency Equipment Sales & Service, LLC: Web site – Facebook
America’s Female Firefighters, Inc: Website – Facebook
MEET OUR WINNERS!
Day #1: PAT NORTON and GREG MASSICOTTE
Day #2: KEVIN LITTLETON and BRIANNA OTTEN
Day #3: COY BEVERAGE and PAUL HUMMEL
Day #4: THOMAS THORN and ROY DUARTE
Day #5: STEVE WRAGG and JEREMY PHILLIPS
Day #6: JASON MOORE and CHRIS VERKERK
Day #7: TODD YEAGER and BEN ASEL
Day #8: MARSHALL MCGOUGH, TYRONE MITCHELL and MATTHEW TOENNIGES
Day #9: CORTNEY KOSCHOFF, ROBERT ORRICO and JERRY STEPHENS
Day #10: JEFFREY HARDY, JAMES CHABALIE and NATHAN BALL
Day #11: PAUL CALLICOTT, ERIC BRONSON and AJ AIARDO
Day #12: ANTHONY CORDOVA, STEVEN LICHTENBERG and BRYAN FERGUSON
CONGRATULATIONS to all the WINNERS and THANKS again to everyone who participated as well as to our SPONSORS!
Again I’ll ask that you visit their sites and let them know we appreciate their commitment to “giving back”. What would be even better is that if you seen a prize that you like (and didn’t win it), visit these companies to make your purchase…. we know they’ll return the loyalty!
As always, THANKS for supporting both The Fire Critic and Ironfiremen.com We hope we’re meeting your expectations and providing the news, training, entertainment and satire you’ve come to expect and enjoy from our sites.
Look for us to continue our commitment to “giving back” in 2015 …. we have several plans in the making and look forward to making it our BIGGEST and BEST year yet …. we hope to see you there!
Stay SAFE and in House!