Reminder: 10 days left to vote for the Wildland Firefighter Foundation

We first posted this on February 28, but remember, you need to vote every day until March 14. If it wins, in addition to garnering a great deal of priceless publicity for the Wildland Firefighter Foundation, the designer is going to donate the cash value of the prizes to the WFF.

We have some serious competition… as of today another design has over 37,000 votes, compared to the 6,743 for the WFF design. (UPDATE March 6: As Ken explained in a comment below, if the car makes it into the top 10 in the first round we still have a great chance of winning.)

Wildland Firefighter Foundation
NASCAR is sponsoring a contest in which you can design a paint scheme on one of their drivers’ cars, then anyone can vote once a day on their favorite design. The winning paint scheme will actually get painted onto a car and will help pace the field at the 2010 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race on May 22.

Tom Stein and his wife, of Boise, Idaho, designed this car to benefit the Wildland Firefighter Foundation which assists the families of fallen and injured wildland firefighters. Tom’s father was an air tanker pilot at Hemet-Ryan air tanker base in southern California and Tom has been a big supporter of the WFF.

If this car wins it will result in a lot of recognition for the WFF and could help support the families of our fallen and injured firefighters.

VOTE once a day for the car.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. Google+

3 thoughts on “Reminder: 10 days left to vote for the Wildland Firefighter Foundation”

  1. 8 days left to vote. The cars receiving the top ten votes in the first round will be invited to participate in the second round of voting and judging beginning April 1st.

    The second round of judging will be based upon:

    1.) Number of votes (20%),
    2.) Originality of design (20%),
    3.) Feasibility of design (20%),
    4.) Creativity of design (20%), and
    5.) Ability of the design to inspire consumers (20%).

    Folks, we have a real chance of getting this done. Spread the word and vote daily.

    There is no other network of folks so strongly connected together as the extended wildland fire community.

    1. It turns out that the 10 cars receiving the most votes in the first round will move on to the second round which begins April 1. After the second round of public voting, the final winner will be decided by judges based on those five items Ken listed.

  2. I found out thet you can vote from diffrent computers So I vote at home and at work.
    If we can put it over the top this car would be seen by 50,000 people at each race and millions on TV

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