Sponsor HOT

Your Sponsorship of HOT is Vital

Without dedicated sponsors, putting on Wichita HOT each year would be impossible. The funds and donated supplies we receive are all used to keep things running smoothly. As a not-for-profit event, we’re interested in providing the best, most affordable fire conference we can and that starts with your help.

How can you help us?

There are many things an event like HOT needs to keep running!

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

We always try to keep our student ticket cost as low as possible so as to remain accessible to firefighters from all walks of life. To do this, our costs are offset by generous financial donations. A large amount of our expenses come from paying instructors, covering their travel costs and hotel accommodations. Additional expenses come in the form of event signage, programs, web hosting costs, porta-john rentals, fuel for vehicles, and electronic equipment.

CONSUMABLE MATERIALS

HOT involves intense, hands-on firefighter training. To make this experience as realistic as possible, we build all sorts of props and training aides for every event. Plywood, OSB, lumber, studs, fasteners, sheetrock, doors, and other building materials are used in quantity. In most cases, we’re happy to accept these items even if they are cosmetically/physically damaged, dirty or defective.

EQUIPMENT

Firefighting equipment for our instructors and students to use is always in short supply. We are happy to accept loaners, demonstration models, or donations of any items. Our Equipment Accountability Officer will ensure that loaned items are returned clean and in working order. Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), Hand Tools (Halligans, Axes, Specialty tools), Rotary and Chain Saws, Extrication Tools, Thermal Imaging Cameras, Ladders, Rescue Struts, Air Bags, etc are all welcome. 

GIVEAWAYS

Our students often put out a lot of time, effort, and money to come train with us. This often means taking vacation time from work, paying for their travel and accommodations, and giving up time with their families. As a way to say “Thank You” to their dedication, its always nice to be able to give away door prizes they might enjoy! Even receiving small items such as branded pens or pocket tools in their event packets is a sign of appreciation. If you have any items you’d like to donate as giveaways to our students, we’re always happy to pass them along!

How can we help you?

As a way to say thank you for your assistance, we do our best to let students and the public know exactly which businesses have devoted their resources to our cause. Additionally, we offer vendor space to donors who wish to market their products directly to the attendees. In an effort to simplify sponsorship, we have created 3 levels with associated benefits.

FRIENDS OF HOT

$100 to $199

Funds or Equivalent Materials

  • Logos displayed in our event program, website, and on tabletop displays.
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GENERAL SPONSORS

$200 to $499

Funds or Equivalent Materials

  • Logos displayed in our event program, website, and on tabletop displays.
  • Ability to include media or ads in our welcome packets.
  • Vendor tables at our event for display or sales purposes.
  • Display of your logo on screens throughout the event.
  • Access to sponsor dinner with instructors, lecturers, and our volunteer staff before the event.
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PREMIUM SPONSORS

$500+

Funds or Equivalent Materials

  • All of the benefits listed under the General Sponsor section.
  • Banner ad displayed behind the Keynote Speaker.
  • Ability to include a short video advertisement for display during the event.
  • Premium placement of your logo on our website and at event.
  • Ability to submit an email through Wichita HOT to students after the event.
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How do you contribute?

Any business or individual wishing to help sponsor Wichita HOT is welcome to contact us directly with questions or complete the following form:

Wichita HOT Sponsorship Form

Colleen Shirley
Monday – Friday
7:30AM to 4:30PM
(316) 268-4485
cshirley@wichita.gov