California Casualty Wants First Responders to “Choose Your Tools” with New Work Hard/Play Hard Contest

May 17, 2017
California Casualty is inviting first responders to enter the $5,000 “Choose Your Tools” Work Hard/Play Hard Sweepstakes. Entries are being taken through November 13 at

California Casualty will be giving one lucky first responder the chance to “choose their tools” in the latest Work Hard/Play Hard Sweepstakes. The grand prize is an ultimate package of up to $5,000 worth of DeWALT®* guaranteed tough tools. The winner will choose from an impressive catalogue that includes: generators, compressors, tool storage units, and all the power saws, wrenches, drills, and accessories anyone could ever need or use.

The $5,000 Work Hard/Play Hard drawing is open to peace officers, EMTs and firefighters; American heroes who work hard and risk their lives daily. Entries are being taken now through November 13, 2017 at

“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.”

The most recent Work Hard/Play Hard contest recipient was California firefighter Ken H., who opted for the cash instead of his choice of DeWALT® tools in November 2016. The prize made a big difference for Ken, who applied the money towards college tuition for his two sons.

“I go to work each day knowing that I can make a difference in someone’s life, even in some of their worst moments,” Ken said at the time.

Previous winners of California Casualty’s Work Hard/Play Hard contest include:

  • California Highway Patrolman Robert S.
  • California EMT Joe P.
  • Pennsylvania firefighter Robert M.
  • Nebraska firefighter Tom V.
  • Ohio paramedic Ellie P.
  • Arizona State Patrol employee Jacque O.

Forget having to borrow tools again, enter the California Casualty “Choose Your Tools” Sweepstakes. The entry form and rules can be found at The deadline to enter is November 13, 2017, with a winner announced in December.

First responders can learn more about California Casualty and how it appreciates all they do at

Entrants must be a currently employed/volunteer or retired Peace Officer, Firefighter, or be an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Entrants must be 18 as of May 15, 2017 and a resident of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia. Residents of AK, HI, MA, MI, NC, NY, RI and WI are NOT eligible. In the following states, a resident must be a member of the associated group to be eligible: AZ, CA, CO, KS, KY, IN, IL, IA, LA, MA, MD, MO, NE, OH, OR, TX, WA and UT.

Headquartered in San Mateo, California 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, or to request an auto insurance quote, 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.

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