US BankWhether sponsoring Hope for Firefighters, participating in the Muster team competition or donating auction items for the LAFD Golf Invitational Tournament, US Bank has been committed to contributing to the Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firemen’s Fund in any way they can.

US Bank has provided financial services to the Los Angeles Firemen’s Relief Association for years, and was drawn to the WODFF as a better way to support the community.

Nick Zappia, Senior Vice President of US Bank, said “We feel honored to be associated with an organization with this noble of a cause. US Bank is committed to contribute any way possible to the communities we serve — your mission is one that we believe in.”

As the title sponsor of Hope for Firefighters in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, US Bank recognizes the dangers firefighters face on a daily basis. Zappia says by getting involved in the event, it’s a way to honor firefighters who put their lives on the line everyday saving others.

US Bank donationAnother way US Bank got involved in 2009 Hope for Firefighters was through the Muster Competition. This competition allows sponsor teams to get their feet wet as teams compete against one another in the bucket brigade, firefighter suit-up and an old-fashioned hose pull contests. Each event is timed with winners receiving trophies and prizes.

“The Muster games are a perfect mix of physical competition and fun,” said Mike Moscati, competitor and vice-president relationship manager of US Bank. “I certainly have a sense of appreciation for firefighters … you get a glimpse to what it use to be like for firefighters. Even with technology their job is still very dangerous.”

Moscati said he was disappointed his team placed 14th in the competition and he said, “There’s only one way for [us] to go from this point — and that’s up.”

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