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Bill and I wanted to let USFRA members, followers and visitors know about our revenue sharing ideas associated with custom It's A Disaster! books in case it can help you and your community.
Since 1999 Fedhealth has worked with city, county, state and federal agencies, businesses, nonprofits and others across North America providing our customizable disaster preparedness and first aid manuals in bulk for their respective communities.
And, for the past few years, we have been offering revenue sharing ideas associated with the larger It's A Disaster! book option (i.e. adding 48 to 288+ extra pages for advertisements, etc.)
Many officials and volunteers want to do large projects for their communities, but more often than not, coordinators are too busy to take on this type of project … or, in some cases, they aren’t allowed to ~ esp. agency coordinators.
Now FSC can help facilitate and manage custom book projects that will benefit first responder agencies, emergency managers, nonprofits, businesses and the general public at large.
FSC can help your community
Basically any agency, CERT, MRC, VOAD, nonprofit or other contact can provide FSC some key contacts in their community (like Chambers, Rotary Clubs, Kiwanis, LEPC chairs, EM coordinators, etc.), and we can reach out to them on that coordinator’s behalf and help manage a bulk custom book deal.
FSC can work directly with your Chambers, Rotarys or other business groups encouraging members to place ads inside books for pennies on the dollar. The goal is to offer discounts and freebies to local residents helping them save money year round.
The money raised can purchase custom books PLUS we will share revenue back with Chambers and other business groups / partners, local first responders and project coordinators.
We can also work with local emergency and city/county officials to ensure their preparedness messages, plans and other data for residents and businesses are included in custom books.
Let’s say a small city or county wants 5,000 customized books using 250 pages for coupons and discounts for the public + 50 pages for local emergency information wrapped around our 266-page disaster preparedness and first aid manual.
And the coordinator refers FSC to a local Chamber and their members pay only 16 cents per page (less than a postcard) for a color ad on glossy paper.
That means the total cost to advertisers would be $800 for a full page color ad (or $400 for 1/2 pg, $200 for 1/4 pg, or only $100 for 1/8 pg ad) that appears in all 5,000 books. Plus the Chamber (and others) will make money for helping put this deal together!
In other words … 5,000 books with 250 pages of color ads @ $0.16 per page could generate:
FSC can structure projects and donations back to the various groups in whatever manner works best for each community and partner.
It’s a true Whole Community Preparedness program that generously funds nonprofits, agencies, volunteer groups, civic clubs and others while helping our nation become more prepared and resilient.
Download and share FSC's 2-page PDF handout with some funding examples or call 520-907-2153 to plan out a book project for YOUR community … and let’s make a difference together!
Also consider combining your custom books with the new iEPN opportunity.
Note, a portion of proceeds will benefit USFRA.
This is a great opportunity for volunteer fire departments. Thanks for posting Janet.
Thank you Cam and yes - that is our hope since we know how tough it is for VFDs, CERTs, SARs, Hammies and other agencies & groups to sustain their efforts.