Firefighter Sean Lanthier from Palo Alto Fire Department to compete in Blazing Hot Firefighter Competition charity event at Butterfly Restaurant / Saturday, April 12

Firefighter and Paramedic Sean Lanthier from the Palo Alto Fire Department
Firefighter and Paramedic Sean Lanthier from the Palo Alto Fire Department


Third annual event sponsored by CSE Insurance will give more than $20,000 to local firefighter charities


SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – April 2, 2014 – Civil Service Employees Insurance Group (CSE Insurance, www.cseinsurance.com) will hold their third annual Blazing Hot Firefighter Competition charity event on Saturday, April 12 from 11:00am to 2:00pm. The competition takes place at Butterfly Restaurant at Pier 33 in San Francisco where firefighters and celebrity chefs will team up in a contest to create the Bay’s best slider. Liam Mayclem, host of KPIX-TV’s Eye on the Bay and KCBS Radio’s Foodie Chap will emcee the event for the third year. 

This annual event brings together firefighters, local celebrities, and popular chefs while raising money for firefighters and their families. The event is open to the public and donations may be made on the day of event at the door. For more information, visit the events section of CSE Insurance’s Facebook page (facebook.com/cseinsurance) or CSE’s website (www.cseinsurance.com/firefighterevent).

More than $20,000 in charitable funds on behalf of CSE and Firefighter Insurance Services (FIS) will be given away this year! The prizes are:

  • 1st place - $5,000
  • 2nd place - $1,500
  • 3rd place - $1,000
  • 4th place - All “boot” donations made day of event at the door (more than $500 last year!)

In addition, CSE and FIS will also make a $12,500 donation to the Fire Family Foundation (http://firefamilyfoundation.org),  a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded by Los Angeles Firemen’s Credit Union to assist our firefighters and their families, victims of fire-related incidents, and fire departments within the state of California.

Competing firefighters include:

·         Firefighter Danny Garcia - San Francisco Fire Department
SF Firefighters Cancer Prevention Foundation (www.sffcpf.org)

·         Firefighter and Paramedic Sean Lanthier - Palo Alto Fire Department
SF Firefighters Cancer Prevention Foundation (www.sffcpf.org)

·         Returning Champion, Engineer James Brunson - Vallejo Fire Department
Solano Napa Firefighters Foundation

·         Firefighter and Paramedic William Douglas - Oakland Fire Department
Make-A-Wish Foundation, Greater Bay Area Chapter (http://sf.wish.org)

Celebrity Chefs participating include:

·         Rob Lam, Butterfly Restaurant (www.butterflysf.com)

·         Gaston Alfaro, Half Moon Brewing Company (www.hmbbrewingco.com)

·         David Lawrence, 1300 on Fillmore (www.1300fillmore.com)

·         Kathy Fang, Fang Restaurant (www.fangrestaurant.com)

Chefs and community leaders have been invited to judge the event. The panel of judges includes:

·         Paige Meyer, Fire Chief of the San Ramon Fire Department

·         Harry Crusberg Jr., Owner of Firefighter Insurance Services (FIS)

·         Tamara Palmer, Zagat

·         Hoss Zare, Owners of Flytrap


“Firefighters willingly put themselves in harm’s way every day,” said Mr. Paige Meyer. “The support we receive from our community and from everybody involved in charitable events like this is something that we all appreciate.” 


About CSE Insurance Group

In business for more than sixty years, CSE Insurance Group (cseinsurance.com) provides top quality property and casualty insurance for teachers and other educators, firefighters, law enforcement personnel, and other government and civil service employees at affordable rates. CSE Insurance has also offered its products and services to the general public for more than two decades.

With a financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) by insurance industry analyst A. M. Best, CSE Insurance offers a wide range of insurance products, including auto, home, liability, boat, and commercial. CSE Insurance products are sold through independent insurance agents in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah. Visit CSE on the Web at www.cseinsurance.com on Twitter at twitter.com/cseinsurance on its blog at cseinsurance.com/blog and on Facebook at facebook.com/cseinsurance

About Firefighter Insurance Services
Firefighter Insurance Services encompass the values of safeguarding the future of firefighters and protecting their property. FIS understands the unique lifestyles of firefighters and their families and offer competitive pricing from dependable insurance providers. Visit FIS online at www.firefighterinsuranceservices.com.

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