New York, NY – September 17, 2018 - 85% of all fire departments are staffed by volunteer firefighters who are ready at a moment’s notice to respond to emergencies and save lives. To thank these heroes, The Leary Firefighters Foundation and Spotted Dog Technologies, developer of the Rover Mobile Platform, have teamed up to award three $5,000 grants to volunteer fire departments to license mobile response technology.
To qualify for the grant, volunteer fire department will need to be nominated by firefighters and members of their community on the www.SpotAHero.comwebsite. The five departments with the most votes will be vetted by the Leary Firefighters Foundation, who will then award three departments a grant of $5,000 each.
Nominations are being accepted from September 17 until midnight EST on October 27. Flyers, social media images and videos that communities can use to promote the campaign are available at www.SpotaHero.com/gallery. Suggested posts to spread the word through social media sites include:
Facebook: Thank your local volunteer firefighters by nominating them for a chance to win a $5K grant for mobile technology from Spotted Dog Technologies and the Leary Firefighter Foundation. Cast your vote at www.SpotAHero.com https://youtu.be/GTrH4lU_6Fo
Instagram and Twitter: Thank your local volunteer fire dept. Nominate them for a $5K tech grant from @SpottedDogTech and @LearyFF. www.SpotAHero.com#spotahero
About the Leary Firefighters Foundation
The Leary Firefighters Foundation was established in 2000 by actor Denis Leary in response to a tragic fire in Worcester, Mass., that claimed the lives of Leary’s cousin, a childhood friend, and four other firefighters. The Foundation has raised over $10 million for first responders across the country. For more information, visit https://www.learyfirefighters.org
About Spotted Dog Technologies
Spotted Dog Technologies is a leading provider of emergency response solutions that transform the way public safety and first response organizations manage and mobilize resources. The company’s cloud-based Rover platform facilitates communication between dispatchers and first responders to decrease incident response time and improve outcomes. The company’s digital solutions are used by over 25,000 first responders throughout the U.S., Canada and Australia. For more information, visit https://www.spotteddogtech.com
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