OnStar celebrates firefighters who answer the call

May 04, 2022

OnStar celebrates firefighters who answer the call

May 04, 2022

 

On International Firefighters’ Day, and all year long, we’re sharing the stories of the heroic first responders who help keep our communities safer every day

Whether it’s a small kitchen fire or a fully engulfed structure, or a fender bender or a car sinking into a river, firefighters respond to it all, selflessly rushing toward dangerous and unpredictable situations to help protect their communities. To mark International Firefighters’ Day, celebrated annually on May 4, we’re highlighting the heroism and bravery exhibited by these First Responders.

 

At OnStar, we value our relationships with First Responders across the country as we work to provide added peace of mind to Members. That’s why we spent time with folks from a variety of firehouses to hear their stories firsthand, in their own words. Firefighters, EMTs, engineers, chiefs and everyone in between — each person in a firehouse plays a crucial role in keeping both their fellow firefighters and those in the surrounding area safer.

GIVING BACK TO THOSE WHO SERVE

A special First Responders Discount* is available to members of the public safety community.

Hear their stories below, and then tell us what being a firefighter means to you

Michael Young, fire marshal at Hamtramck Fire Department, Michigan, with 22 years’ experience

James Harris, fire chief at Detroit Fire Department, Michigan, with 25 years’ experience

Jim Cooper, captain and EMS coordinator at Waterford Fire Department, Michigan, with 26 years’ experience

Tell your story, in your own words

We’re looking for even more stories. If you’re a current, former or retired firefighter, click or tap the button below for a chance to tell us what it means to serve your community.

We’ve got you

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We’ve got you

Life is unpredictable — that’s why the OnStar Safety & Security Plan is here for you with helpful, human problem-solvers 24/7.

OnStar assists first responder after crash

Timothy understands the importance of a quick response after a vehicle crash — which is why he was grateful for OnStar when he was in one.

Which OnStar button do you push?

To get help from OnStar, you just need to push a button. Here's how to know which one. 

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  • First responders employed by federal, state or municipal governments may be subject to restrictions that limit their ability to accept this offer. Accordingly, this offer is void unless permitted by applicable federal, state and municipal laws, regulations, rules, ordinances, policies, codes of conduct, and other directives or standards regarding ethics and gift acceptance by state and municipal employees. By accepting this offer, you verify that it complies with all restrictions regarding ethics and gift acceptance that apply to you.