ServiceMaster Franchise Owner and ServiceMaster 200 Honorary Starter Jeff Jackson waves the green flag to start the race. (Photo by Christian Petersen/NASCAR from Getty Images.)
As the race entitlement sponsor of the NASCAR Nationwide Series race, ServiceMaster presented the Prescott Firefighter’s Charities and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation with a $10,000 donation to directly benefit the families of the 19 firefighters who were tragically killed in the line of duty June 30 in Yarnell, Arizona.
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During the pre-race show, ServiceMaster executives presented the checks to members of each worthy charity. In addition, local firefighters attended the ServiceMaster 200 as guests of the brand.
With more than 60 years of providing disaster relief to homes and businesses, ServiceMaster often works closely with first responders and wanted to use this sponsorship opportunity to recognize the sacrifice and loss of these public servants.
“We are thrilled about ServiceMaster’s dedication to our local firefighters,” said Dan Hutchison, a Prescott Firefighter’s Charities board member. “The donation will make a huge impact on our community and the local families who lost their loved ones in June’s tragic event.”
“Working hand in hand with firefighters, ServiceMaster has a true appreciation for the danger of a firefighter’s job,” said Ron Siarnicki, executive director of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. “We applaud them for their commitment to public servants nationwide through this generous donation.”
President of ServiceMaster Clean and ServiceMaster Restore Tom Coba said, “ServiceMaster has an immense amount of respect and appreciation for first responders nationwide who are willing to risk their lives and sacrifice so much for our nation’s safety. The ServiceMaster 200 will serve as a unique opportunity for ServiceMaster Clean and Restore to recognize and honor the men and women that our team works with closely week in and week out to restore peace of mind during disaster situations.”
Kyle Busch, driver of the #54 Monster Energy Toyota, celebrates with a burnout after his victory.
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Busch celebrates in Victory Lane. (Photo byTom Pennington/Getty Images.)
As the official sponsor of the yellow flag caution period for International Speedway Corporation (ISC) and PIR, track personnel and the track-drying equipment display the ServiceMaster Clean brand which can be seen frequently cleaning the race track, removing debris, and drying the track quickly and professionally to quickly get back to racing action.
Derek Rosenfeld is an associate editor for Fire Engineering. He has coached baseball at the collegiate level for nine seasons, including stints at New Jersey’s Bloomfield College, Bergen Community College, and Ramapo College. He has also been an infielder in several highly competetive semipro baseball leagues throughout the New York tri-state area.
During the mid-90s, Rosenfeld was a three-year starter at second base for the Ramapo College baseball team in Mahwah, New Jersey, where he earned all-New Jersey Athletic Conference honors and was a two-time New Jersey Collegiate Baseball Association (NJCBA) all-star selection. He was named MVP of the 1997 NJCBA All-Star Game. He has a bachelor of art’s degree in communications from Ramapo College.