Firefighters, Police Officers, and EMTs put their lives on the line every day, while also finding time to serve their communities. Whether they are saving lives by running into burning buildings, comforting the scared when tragedy strikes, or just simply having fun in their community like joining in on a pick-up basketball game around or turning a fire hydrant into a sprinkler for a group of kids in the summer; they deserve to be recognized.
So, we have rounded up a list of companies that offer discounts to first responders as a, “thank you” to these brave men and women for what they do on the job and in their communities every single day.
Each store is linked for you convenience, just click on the stores name, and it will direct you to their discount page!
Steak ‘n Shake: offers 20% off to first responders when in uniform
Firehouse Subs: Firefighters get a free drink with every meal
Shoney’s: offers 15% to first responders
Schlotsky’s: offers 15% off to first responders
ATKINS: offers 15% off bars and shakes to first responders
Golden Corral: offers a 10% off to first responders with ID
Outback Steakhouse: offers 10% off to first responders with ID
El Pollo Loco: offers a 15% discount to first responders with proof of employment
Chipotle: offers discounts to first responders with ID, however the amount is dependent upon the location. Please check with your local Chipotle.
*Disclaimer: be sure to check that these discounts apply at your local restaurant*
NFLShop.com: offers 15% off an online purchase and free shipping for first responders with ID
MLB.com Shop: offers 15% off for first responders with ID
NHL.com Shop: offers 15% off discount for first responders verified through ID.me
OakleySI.com: offers up to 50% off merchandise, when you register for an account with your first responder ID
Yeti: offers first responder discounts when you sign up with the program ID.me with your ID. Over 400 other brands (like Costco, Vera Bradley, AudioBooks.com, Sunglass Hut, Tervis, and Reebok) have discounts for military and first responders on ID.me, and sign up is free!
Under Armour: offers 10% off to first responders with ID
Dickies: offers 10% off your total purchase
Gerber Gear: offers first responders exclusive pricing through their Pro Program
Jockey: offers 10% off to first responders with ID
Lululemon: offers 25% off to first responders with ID
Frank and Oak: offers 10% off to first responders with ID
Columbia: offers exclusive discounts to members of government agencies that work outdoors when you sign up for their Professional Purchase Program
GOVX: membership offered to all first responders, which will go you 65% off hundreds of retail brands, discounted sports/concert tickets, and even discounted deals travel packages, hotels, amusement parks, and rental cars
Electronics & More
Apple: offers government employees discounts on Mac, IOS devices, and 3rd party products
Sprint: offers up to 25% off monthly service plans for first responders
Verizon: offers 15% off eligible plans and 25% off online accessories for first responders
AT&T: offers 25% off unlimited plans and $15 off monthly TV/Internet rates to active first responders
GameStop: offers 10% off at select outlets with first responder badge or ID
Carid: offers discount to all first responders with a first responder ID
Glock: offer special first responder discounts exclusively through its Blue Label Program
Shooter’s Pro Shop: offers a 10% off discount to first responders when they create and a Shooter’s account
Urban Ops Armory: offers exclusive discounts to first responders with proof of current employment submit a request to: email@example.com
Wolverine Supplies: offers a 10% discount with a first responder ID
Lockhart Tactical: offer 10% off select brands when you sign up for their Honor Program with a first responder ID
Primary Arms: offers 10% off select brands to first responders with ID, restrictions apply.
FN America: offers discounts to first responders through their LEMD Program
Leatherman: offers discounts to first responders through their Pro Program
Dunamis Rods: offers 20% off fishing rods to first responders, contact customer service for the code at: service@DunamisRods.com
Happy shopping! 🙂
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You can make a difference for California’s peace officers and their families. The California Tax Checkoff program is offering a quick, easy way to help 501(c)(3) organizations in the state, including the California Peace Officers’ Memorial Foundation (CPOMF).
It’s important that we make a commitment to those who keep us safe. Every day, thousands of peace officers across the Golden State put on their uniforms hoping they will return safely. They hug their loved ones not knowing if it will be the final time. Their promise to serve and protect comes with an inherent risk of danger. In today’s uncertain world, peace officers have been targeted and others have lost their lives while protecting others.
While we hope to never see another family or community mourn, the unfortunate reality is that it will happen again; an officer will perish, a family will grieve and a community will be shocked.
Far too many of our protectors have given the ultimate sacrifice.
The family, friends and partners of more than 1,500 California officers know that terrible reality. Since 1977, they have come together each May to honor and remember those who have lost their lives in the line-of-duty. It is a solemn gathering that includes a candlelight vigil and a procession past hundreds of fellow officers who give a final salute. In 1988, the formal California Peace Officers’ Memorial was dedicated in Sacramento.
The California Peace Officers’ Memorial Foundation does more than maintain the lasting tribute; it offers moral support, crisis counseling and financial support – including a scholarship fund – for the surviving spouses and children of officers who have given their lives in the line of duty.
California Casualty has been a partner with California law enforcement for nearly 50 years, and, to show the commitment and respect for these American heroes, the company has donated $25,000 to help sustain the CPOMF scholarship program. You can help too.
The California Tax Checkoff program makes it easier than ever for California tax payers to repay the debt to those who have given their lives for our safety with a tax-deductible donation to the California Peace Officers’ Memorial Foundation. Learn more at the CA Checkoff web page, www.checkoffca.org.
The Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC) also created this video to help offer additional information on the check off box for CPOMF.
California Casualty is thanking first responders with a new Work Hard/Play Hard Sweepstakes. One lucky law enforcement officer, firefighter or EMT will receive a $7,500 Garage Makeover.
The winner of the newest Work Hard/Play Hard Sweepstakes will be handed a $7,500 check to create the garage of their dreams.
Imagine the possibilities: new cabinets, custom tool storage, new flooring or even a beverage area to go with a big screen TV.
Whether it’s a gym, workshop, or refuge from the stresses of the day, we want to help you create your ultimate garage. It’s our thanks for the hard work first responders do to keep our communities safer.
“We are grateful for the tough job first responders do every day for all us,” said California Casualty Sr. Vice President Mike McCormick. “We wanted to show our appreciation and provide a useful way to say thanks.”
The $7,500 Garage Makeover drawing is open to peace officers, EMTs and firefighters – American heroes who work hard and risk their lives. Entries will be accepted through October 31, 2019, at www.policefiregiveaway.com. The winner will be announced in November.
Previous Work Hard/Play Hard winners have won Liberty Safes, DeWalt Tools, motorcycles, and cash. Past winners include an Oregon Police officer, Colorado Sheriff’s captain, Firefighters from California, Nebraska, Ohio and Pennsylvania and a California Highway Patrolman.
The men and women of public safety are tough, in control, and working to put others ahead of themselves. It takes a lot of “heart” to do the job. If you wear a uniform, be aware that your risk of heart disease might be higher than the general population.
February is Heart Month – a reminder that we all need to take care of our hearts so we will be around to celebrate many more Valentine’s Days with our loved ones.
Being a first responder is one of the most stressful jobs in the U.S. Long shifts, life and death situations, and strenuous physical exertion can take a toll on the heart. A number of studies involving law enforcement officers found sudden cardiac deaths accounted for 10 percent of all on-duty police deaths in the U.S.
Cardiovascular disease was found to be the primary on-duty and lifetime mortality risk for firefighters.
The danger increased for first responders who were diabetic, overweight, smoked, used excessive alcohol and didn’t exercise.
Female officers, firefighters and EMTs also need to pay attention. Their rates of heart disease and heart attack have increased, and the Centers for Disease Control lists heart disease as the leading cause of death for women in the U.S.
While we may not be able to reduce the stress involved with public safety, there are clear steps that can cut your risk of heart disease:
- If you smoke, quit
- Improve and control cholesterol levels
- Reduce high blood pressure
- Eat a heart-healthy diet
- Get to a healthy weight
- Get adequate sleep
- Reduce alcohol intake
- Begin aspirin therapy
Police and fire organizations are now calling for mandatory medical exams, wellness and fitness requirements and annual physical fitness performance evaluations. They also recommend that individuals buddy-up and create workout groups, walking clubs and other physical challenges in for their departments.
Law enforcement officers can find heart-healthy tips at https://www.officer.com/command-hq/supplies-services/healthcare/article/20998653/heart-disease-and-law-enforcement.
Firefighters can go to https://healthy-firefighter.org/.