For Immediate Release
Mark Goldberg, 719.532.8436

Tucson Firefighter Receives $5,000 Thank You From California Casualty


Tucson, AZ, January 19, 2018 – Firefighter Max S. will never have to borrow a tool again after being named the grand prize winner in California Casualty’s $5,000 “Choose Your Tools” Work Hard/Play Hard Sweepstakes. He is excited to begin making a list of the perfect selection of DeWALT tools to complete his collection.

Max, who serves at Tucson Fire Department Station 7, said, “This is the perfect prize. I love spending time in my shop and this is a gift that will last me a lifetime.”

An 11 year veteran of the Tucson Fire Department, Max added how nice it is to be appreciated for what he does. “Being a firefighter isn’t just running into burning buildings like you see on TV,” he said. “We respond to over 90,000, 911 calls a year and no matter if it’s a fire, hazard materials situation, or just someone who needs help, we are the ones who are there.”

The Work Hard/Play Hard contest is California Casualty’s thank you to the hard working men and women who put their lives on the line every day responding to auto crashes, fires and rescues.

“We know the pressure and stress first responders face every day,” said California Casualty Sr. Vice President Mike McCormick. “This is our chance to show our appreciation and provide a useful and fun way to say thanks.”

“This contest was perfect and I appreciate California Casualty for understanding how hard firefighters work,” said Max.

California Casualty provides auto and home insurance to American heroes: firefighters/EMTs, law enforcement, educators and nurses – people who enhance their communities.

Another Work Hard/Play Hard Sweepstakes from California Casualty will be coming in late spring of 2018. First responders can learn more and get their opportunity to enter at

Headquartered in San Mateo, CA, with Service Centers in Arizona, Colorado and Kansas, California Casualty provides auto and home insurance to educators, firefighters, law enforcement and nurses across the country. Founded in 1914, California Casualty has been led by four generations of the Brown family. To learn more about California Casualty please visit or call 1.800.800.9410.

*DeWALT® is a registered trademark of Stanley Black & Decker. All rights reserved. DeWALT® and its parent companies are not participating partners in or sponsors of this contest.

Work Hard Play Hard Winner and his Ladder 7 Crew

(left to right) Robert Welch, TFD Fire Fighter; Ben Goheen, TFD Fire Fighter; Max Schoenberger, TFD Captain and WHPH Winner; California Casualty's Jill Strandquist; and Phillip Anderelli, Engineer

Max is the Winner

(back row left to right) Jeff Thompson, TFD Deputy Chief Operations; Nate Weber, TFD Captain, TFFA VP Wage, Benefits & Negotiations; and Jon North, TFD Captain, TFFA VP Operations

(front row left to right) Joe Gulotta, Tucson Fire Department’s Interim Fire Chief; Josh Campbell, TFFA’s President; Max Schoenberger, TFD Captain and WHPH Winner; California Casualty's Jill Strandquist; and Matt Lauber, PFFA Executive Board Member