Best of US
Johnsonville is on a quest to find & celebrate the volunteer firefighters, whose values & volunteerism make America great.
We're calling on the nation to help us highlight a special group of unsung heroes that define the spirit of America: volunteer firefighters. We call them the "Best of US." We are currently accepting nominations for the best volunteer fire departments across the nation.
Nominations will be reviewed against the outlined criteria. Nominations are being accepted until Wednesday, May 7.
We will announce 20 finalists on or around May 20.
Then it’s up to America to vote online for volunteer firehouses that truly represent the Best of US. People can submit one vote per day.
Announcement and Prizing
Around June 24, 2014, Johnsonville will announce the top 10 Best of US winners, based on the public vote. The grand prize-winning Best of US volunteer fire department will receive a grand prize of $10,000 in cash, donation of Johnsonville sausage for a community fundraiser and a library of International Fire Service Training Association text books. The remaining nine Best of US finalists will receive $1,000 to use toward their firehouse or community. All 10 winners will receive the latest industry text books from the International Fire Service Training Association, and Johnsonville sausage products for the fire department to raise additional funds.