In recognition and support of San Diego's first responders and emergency
personnel during the May 2014 wildfires, San
Diego Magazine and Cox
Business have donated $10,894 in proceeds from the May 15 Top Tech
Exec Awards ticket sales to the San
Diego Fire Rescue Foundation.
Photo credit from left to right: Fire Chief Javier Mainar, Amanda Lorenz (SDFRF board member), Wendy Robinson (SDFRF Executive Director), Don Teemsma (SDFRF board member), Becca Linekin (Cox Business), Deputy Chief Doug Perry. (Photo: Business Wire)
A nonprofit organization founded by former firefighters and community
leaders, San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation provides the means, beyond
City budgets, to introduce or improve tools, equipment and technology
for first responders to better perform the tasks required to keep
citizens safe from the ravages of fire and natural disasters.
"We hear firsthand accounts about first responders losing technical
resources or funding for necessary training and education," said Wendy
Robinson, Executive Director of the San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation.
"This donation will provide lifesaving equipment and tools, such as
pediatric rescue carriers, helicopter rescue equipment, communication
tools and more to the firefighters that will be felt by every member of
The donation from Cox Business and San Diego Maazine was
presented to the San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation on Friday, June 27
during the San Diego Business Journal's Business Emergency
Preparedness event at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Mission Valley.
"First responders are heroes of our region, and we were reminded yet
again of their bravery during the May 2014 wildfires," said Larry Coval,
Vice President of Cox Business. "It is important that we give back in a
way that will support their safety while on the front lines protecting
lives, homes and our communities throughout San Diego."
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About Top Tech Exec Awards
San Diego is home to an impressive group of information technology
innovators who bolster the business, academic, government, and
non-profit communities within our city. The Top Tech Exec Awards,
presented by San Diego Magazine, celebrate the unsung heroes
of information technology, as these brilliant leaders and their teams
serve as the behind-the-scenes forces that keep companies functioning
and businesses accelerating on a daily basis.
About the San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation
Founded in 2006 by former firefighters and community leaders, the San
Diego Fire Rescue Foundation is a nonprofit public charity based in San
Diego that provides first responders with the necessary funding to
purchase critically needed equipment, technology, and training required
to keep the property and citizens of San Diego and the surrounding
region safe from the ravages of fire, natural disasters, and unforeseen
injuries and illness. Tax-deductible donations to the Fire Rescue
Foundation directly support the City of San Diego's firefighters,
lifeguards, and paramedics. More information can be found at www.sdfirerescue.org.
About Cox Business
Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment
company, providing advanced digital video, Internet and telephone
services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S.
cable TV company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and
Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data
solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service
provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising.
Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and
commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding
workplaces. For seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator
for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; for seven years, Cox has
ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity. More
information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox
Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com
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