Riverside, CA January 25, 2013 – To celebrate their 40th successful year in business Phenix Technology, also known as Phenix Fire Helmets, is giving away 40 NFPA compliant firefighter helmets to a department in need.
Working with the National Firefighters Endowment, a California based 501C3 who has provided assistance to hundreds of firefighters throughout the United States, and Eye Safety Systems (ESS), Phenix Technology initiated a photo contest to help identify a deserving department on the popular social media site Facebook.
The contest ran until March 1, 2013, at which time the top ten vote receiving departments were identified as finalists. From March 1, 2013 to April 1, 2013 finalists were able to submit supporting documentation describing in detail why they need and deserve the helmets. Principles of each company then worked together to choose a winner. The winner will be announced at booth 4143 on April 25, 2013 at 2:00PM during FDIC 2013.
“This was an incredibly challenging thing to do. All ten of the departments were both deserving and in need. Eventually, we had to make a decision and in a few days we will be announcing that decision. While we may not be able to donate helmets to everyone, we are committed to working with each finalist in identifying funding sources and other assistance,” says Angel Sanchez, Jr., Chief Operating Officer of Phenix Fire Helmets.
The winning department will be able to choose from one of two different types of helmets that will be built to NFPA compliant standards and will include goggles provided courtesy of Eye Safety Systems (ESS).
For more information visit Phenix Fire Helmets on Facebook at www.facebook.com/phenixfirehelmets or the National Firefighters Endowment at www.facebook.com/NationalFirefightersEndowment.