During a surprise presentation held on December 13th, Kansas State Firefighters Association member, Angus Duff, was awarded California Casualty’s 2022 Work Hard/Play Hard $10,000 Camping Giveaway. Duff, a veteran firefighter and lead mechanic for Johnson County Consolidated Fire District No. 2, was chosen out of over 17,000 applicants nationwide for the contest that ran from January – November in 2022.


SAN MATEO, CA. December 16, 2022-  Angus Duff, Kansas State Firefighters Association (KSFFA) member and Apparatus Operator for Johnson County Consolidated Fire District No. 2 (CFD2) has won California Casualty’s 2022 Work Hard/Play Hard $10,000 Camping Giveaway. Duff was one of over 17,000 firefighters, law enforcement officers, and EMTs to enter the national contest.

California Casualty Field Marketer, Gabby Sole, presented the check to Duff in a surprise gathering on December 13th with his shift mates at CFD2 in Prairie Village, KS.

Duff has been a firefighter for 32 years and is also the Fleet Maintenance Lead for CFD2. “The man who just won the $10,000, he’s our lead mechanic.” Said, Acting Battalion Chief Brian Montgomery, “[aside from firefighting] They pay him overtime to fix firetrucks. He’s got 3 or 4 guys working for him now… even paying him at his salary/overtime rate to work on these firetrucks it’s still less than shop rates or a mechanic that we could take it to. He saves the district a ton of money. So, $10,000; he saves us that and probably more monthly.” Over the years Angus and his team have saved CSD2 millions on apparatus repairs. Montgomery goes on to state that “No one deserves this more.”

A native of the Kansas City area, Duff says that he got into firefighting to help the people in his community. When asked what his plans are to spend his newly acquired funds he said that he will likely spend some on Christmas presents for his wife and 5 children; and that he “has a funny feeling he knows what dinner is” for his shift tonight.

This award presentation was made possible thanks to the partnership between California Casualty and KSFFA. For nearly 30 years, we’ve worked together to provide personalized auto and home insurance to firefighters throughout the state of Kansas.
The Work Hard/Play Hard community impact program was established to thank first responders for all that they do for our communities. The 2022 $10,000 Camping Giveaway was established to give first responders a “much-deserved break” with the gear needed for a relaxing experience.

Previous Work Hard/Play Hard sweepstakes from California Casualty have awarded public safety personnel with:

  • Liberty Safes
  • 5.11 Gear
  • DeWalt Tools
  • Motorcycles
  • Cash

Past winners include a California SWAT Unit member, an Oregon Police officer; Colorado Sheriff’s captain; firefighters from California, Nebraska, Iowa, Ohio, and Pennsylvania; and a California Police Officer and Highway Patrolman.


Founded in 1914 and headquartered in San Mateo, California with Service Centers in Arizona, and Colorado California Casualty provides auto and home insurance to educators, firefighters, law enforcement, and nurses across the country. Learn more about California Casualty at http://www.calcas.com or call 1.800.800.9410.

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