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Mark Goldberg 719.532.8436

Three First Responders Receive Prizes from California Casualty


San Mateo, CA, January 19, 2019 – California firefighter Trent Knuckles is the latest recipient of California Casualty’s “Better Safe Than Sorry” Work Hard/Play Hard Sweepstakes. He won one of three prize packages that included a check for $2,250 to purchase the Liberty Colonial Safe of the winner’s choice, and a collection of 5.11 tactical gear that included a carry bag, backpack, RAID Glasses, flashlight, hats and more. The value of the package was $2,950.

Trent, a California State Firefighters’ Association member, learned about the contest from the CSFA.

The other two Work Hard/Play Hard “Better Safe Than Sorry” winners were Portland Police Detective William W. and James J., a Colorado peace officer.

The “Better Safe Than Sorry” Work Hard/Play Hard Sweepstakes was a thank you to first responders who work hard and often put their lives on the line for others. The prize package was an effort to help law enforcement officers, firefighters and EMTs safely store important personal possessions and papers, and provide the tactical gear they could use.

“First responders do the hard work keeping our communities safe,” said California Casualty Sr. Vice President Mike McCormick. “This Work Hard/Play Hard giveaway allows us to say thanks and offer some extra safety for their families.”

A new Work Hard/Play Hard sweepstakes for first responders from California Casualty will be announced March 1. Details and the entry form will be at

About California Casualty:

Founded in 1914, California Casualty provides auto and home insurance to law enforcement officers, firefighters, educators and nurses tailored to their unique professional needs, and has been a sponsor of the CPPA since 1995. California Casualty has been led by four generations of the Brown family. Learn more about California Casualty at or by calling 1.800.800.9410.

Three Better Safe Than Sorry winners

Better Safe Than Sorry Winners