Update: December 15, 2014, Chief Dent notified me that his department did not win this contest. He said to thank everyone who voted.
My friend Fire Chief Ashley Dent in Madray Springs, Georgia, needs all of our help to win a contest that runs through December 10, 2014.
Madray Springs is one of the volunteer fire departments that I am close to and donate funds to. This is one of the fire chiefs that drove down to visit me last year. In May I spent several days at their department, I wrote a story about my visit with them.
Chief Dent sent me an email on Friday, November 28th, and he wrote: We are in another contest. We are the only department in the USA to enter and we are competing against 3 departments overseas. The contest winner is determined by Facebook votes. The winning fire department receives nearly $50,000 in equipment/SCBA air packs that firefighters wear to breathe clean air when fighting fires in smoke filled rooms, or in dangerous situations, etc.
Voting is open now through December 10th. People can vote once a day at: https://woobox.com/v8ejxj/vote/for/5310203
This link takes you to a video they created for the contest and on the top of the video frame is a vote button.
Knowing Ashley and his department, if they win, and other departments need to borrow this equipment, they will lend it to other departments, or bring it to where it’s needed.
PLEASE: Pass this info on to all of your friends and contacts using email, Facebook, and whatever other methods you have.