National Fallen Fighters Foundation (“NFFF”), with the support of Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, and Harley-Davidson Motor Company today announced that their NFFF Full Throttle Support campaign to assist the nonprofit National Fallen Firefighters Foundation has generated donations approaching $250,000. In addition, NFFF together with Pierce and Harley-Davidson named the winner of the NFFF Full Throttle Support II sweepstakes. Representatives from both companies presented the keys of a custom, one-of-a-kind Harley-Davidson Fat Boy Firefighter Special Edition motorcycle to Captain James Anema [picthred left] of the North Whidbey Fire and Rescue Department located on North Whidbey Island, Wash. The presentation took place at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis, Ind.
The sweepstakes winner is a six-year volunteer with the North Whidbey Fire and Rescue Department.
“I supported the NFFF Full Throttle Support campaign both last year and this year, and I can’t imagine a finer cause for firefighters, “said Captain Anema. “Because many in the NFFF have been through a tragic loss, they understand better than the rest of us what is needed to help the survivors. Being selected is a responsibility that I will not to take lightly. I am already networking with firefighters on regional events where this beautiful motorcycle can be used to help tell the NFFF story.”
Since its inception, NFFF Full Throttle Support has generated 16,163 individual donations to the NFFF for a total nearing a quarter million dollars. The NFFF’s mission is to honor the memory of firefighters who have lost their lives by assisting their families.
“On behalf of Harley-Davidson Motor Company, and its dealers and riders, we’re proud and honored to have played a role with Pierce to endorse and sponsor NFFF Full Throttle Support. Harley-Davidson is proud to be a sponsor of this important cause,” said Bill Davidson, Harley-Davidson Motor Company vice president of Core Customer Marketing.