San Mateo, CA, October 8, 2015 – October is an important month for firefighters across the country. Not only is it Fire Prevention Month, but it’s also when they pause to remember fellow comrades at the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Memorial in Maryland.

In 2014, 84 men and women in the United States lost their lives in the line of duty. Despite that, thousands of dedicated fire personnel continue to put on the uniform and charge into dangerous situations to help others.

Too often, their heroics and sacrifice go unnoticed. That’s why California Casualty created Nominate A Hero, a program to encourage others to highlight those who make our communities better. First responder Heroes of the Month include California fireman Joe Benton who suffered serious injuries fighting an outbreak of wildfires and is now a fire inspector, and firefighter/CPR instructor Robert Stevens who volunteers at the local school district and also helps aspiring firefighters apply and study for the firefighter exam. To honor a hero you know, go to

California Casualty is also encouraging the public to join them in donating to relief funds aimed at helping firefighters who lost homes while selflessly protecting their communities during the disastrous California fires. Information can be found here at CSFA website.

“We think it’s important to say thank you and support the courageous men and women who protect us,” said Mike McCormick, California Casualty Sr. Vice President.

Learn more about California Casualty and its 40 year partnership with firefighters at

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