Castle Rock Firefighters Need Public’s Help to Win $10,000
Castle Rock CO’s District 6 Volunteer Fire Department is regarded as one of the top units in the state. But when $10,000 is at stake, the guys get even better.
Johnsonville Sausage Company, the Wisconsin based purveyor of fine sausage, sponsors an annual “Best Volunteer Fire Department” contest. The contest is open to volunteer firefighting groups from across the Nation who demonstrate both their prowess as firefighters and their contribution to the communities they service. The Castle Rock CO Crew are the only finalists from the west coast in contention for the $10,000 first place award.
It’s a matter of pride that drives 22 member volunteer group, who besides the big cash prize, can win educational books for the department, as well as clothing and hats provided by the International Fire Service Training Association and Johnsonville Sausage.
The Department has plans for the cash should they take the prize. The roof at the station needs replacement and equipment can stand some updating. The top ten finishers are guaranteed a $1,000 prize but the $10,000 is the real incentive. Besides the cash, 100 homes in the community will win a smoke alarm.
Kurt Stich, the proud temporary fire chief remarked that the men are very community minded and hopes that the community of Castle Rock CO will responded in kind with their support. The contest winner will be determined by the number of votes their community delivers. Residents are urged to go online to bestofus.com and vote for the District 6 team simply by submitting their email address. Votes are due by June 20 and winners will be announced on the 24th of June.