Join Us at Johnny's Tavern in Blue Springs on May 20th from 2PM to 7PM for the first annual
Watch as local first responders battle it out to become the first ever GUN'S & HOSES CHAMPION!  

*Sponsored by Blue Springs Education Foundation*


*Hosted by Blue Springs and Blue Springs South AFJROTC*

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Nominate Your First Responder

Nominate your favorite First-Responder (Law Enforcement Officer, Fire Fighter or Emergency Medical Services Personnel) here.  The GRAND PRIZE winner will receive a TRIP TO SEE GEORGE STRAIT IN CONCERT AT T-MOBILE ARENA INCLUDING AIRFARE AND HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS—A $2000 VALUE!  Two RUNNERS-UP will receive tickets to see George Strait in concert at the Sprint Center on January 25th or 26th (TBD) in Kansas City.  TEN Finalists will be determined by a non-partial panel of judges based on all nominations received from November 4th through 15th.  Winners will be determined by votes received for each of the ten finalists from November 16th through November 22nd. 


This is a ‘fun’ contest designed to recognize our local First-Responder HEROES.  So…nominate your ‘favorite’ First-Responder here and get ready to vote November 16-22!  (Please read the complete contest rules below.)

94.1 KFKF – HeroFundUSA, Inc.

First Responder of the Year Official Contest Rules


Official Rules for First Responder of the Year Contest:

  1. Promotional Timeframe: November 4th-November 22nd

  2. To qualify to participate in the First Responder of the Year contest

  • Nomination Period:

    • Submissions for the First Responder of the Year Contest will be taken during the “Nomination Period” (Monday November 4th through Friday November 15th)

    • Nominations can be submitted through, and

    • Submission requirements:

      • First Responder nominee MUST be an active duty first responder.

      • 100 words or less narrative on your nominee.

      • Must have Name, Phone and/or E-mail of the Nominee

    • Nominees can only be nominated once. All duplicate entries will be deleted.

  • Voting Period:

    • A panel of judges, as decided by 94.1 KFKF “Station”,  and HeroFundUSA, Inc. “Charity” will determine a Top 10 Finalist list of nominees on or around Saturday November 16th .

    • Top 10 Finalists will be contacted on or around Saturday November 16th,  2020.

    • Top 10 Finalists will be posted to, and

    • During the “Voting Period” (Saturday November 16th- Friday November 22nd) votes can be submitted by visiting, and

  1. Notifications of Top 10 Finalists:

  • All finalists will be informed of their status when they are contacted by a Hero Fund USA team member directly via phone call, text message or e-mail.

  • All finalists will be given information about the “Voting Period” via phone call, text message or e-mail.

  1. Prize Winners:

    1. The finalist who receives the most votes during the “Voting Period” will be deemed the Grand Prize Winner.

    2. Grand Prize Winner will be notified by KFKF and HeroFund USA on or around Monday November 25th.  

    3. Two runner up prizes will be awarded to the finalists who receive the second and third most votes.

  2. Grand Prize – The winner of the First Responder of the Year Contest will receive the following prize:

  • A trip for two to Las Vegas to see George Strait Live in concert at T-Mobile Arena. (Includes roundtrip airfare and hotel accommodations) – Value: $2,000

    • Winner is responsible for any other additional fees and taxes, including but not limited to: ground transportation, additional airline fees, gratuities, etc.

  1. Runner Up Prize – Two runner up winners will be selected based on the number of votes received during the “Voting Period”. Runner Up Prize Winner will receive:

    1. A pair of tickets to see George Strait at the Sprint Center in January. – Value: $200




One nomination entry per person will be allowed. All duplicate entry forms will be discarded after the first. The Station will designate the required method of entry/winning.

Station and Sponsors reserve the right to prohibit the participation of an individual from any or all Station contests if fraud or tampering is suspected, or if the individual fails to comply with any requirement of participation.

Information collected by Station in connection with entering or participating in any Station contest may be shared with Sponsors of particular contest.

Station contests are subject to all applicable laws and regulations and are void where prohibited.

All entries become the property of the Station and will not be acknowledged or returned. Failure to comply with Official Contest Rules may result in a contestant’s disqualification solely at the discretion of Station, Sponsor or Charity.

Steel City Media and their sponsors are not responsible for typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering or the administration of the contest, or in the announcement of a prize.



  1. Winners are required to sign a Steel City Media Winner Release Form, present a valid United States state or federal photo ID to pick up any prize. Any person who refuses to sign the Release and /or provide photo identification required by the Station may forfeit prize.

  2. No person will be entitled to receive any prize until after their eligibility has been confirmed and accepted by Station and all required paperwork has been completed by the pending winner within the required deadlines.

  3. Prizes are non-transferable and restrictions may apply.

  4. The Station disclaims all warranties of any kind regarding said prize(s). All prizes are accepted “as is.”

  5. Prizes are limited to one winner per household every 30 days unless otherwise stated. Major winners of prizes valued $600.00 or more may only win once per year from the date of winning.

  6. All applicable federal, state and local taxes and fees are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winners may be required to sign an IRS Form W-9 or the equivalent based on the value of the prize or prizes won throughout the year.

  7. Unless otherwise communicated or stated by Station, there is no cash option for Grand Prize. The prizes are expressly limited to the ones listed above do not include taxes, gratuities or any additional expenses. Other restrictions may apply.

  8. Station reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for all contests and giveaways. Non-cash prizes are not redeemable for cash unless cash option is listed in the rules.

  9. Winner does hereby release and agree to indemnify and to save and hold harmless employees and representatives of the Station and its Sponsors from any and all liability claims and demands resulting in any manner from the prize(s) or future use of the prize(s).

  10. With the exception of concert and event tickets, Prizes that are not picked up by the Winner within 30 days of winning will be forfeited.

  11. Steel City Media and all contest sponsors are not liable for any damages to any prize after it is awarded to the winner.

  12. All prizes awarded or paperwork requirements must be handled at the station’s studios located at 4050 Pennsylvania, Suite 102, Kansas City, Missouri, 64111, Monday thru Friday, excluding holidays, during the hours of 9 am and 5 pm.

  13. Prizes will NOT be mailed to winner, unless mutually agreed upon by Station, Sponsor, Charity and Winner. IF a prize should be mailed to Winner’s home address, it is not the responsibility of the station should the prize get lost, damaged or delayed in delivery.


  1. By participating in the contest, the winner or winners agree to have their name, voice, recorded voice, photo, or video to be used in any promotional, advertising or broadcasting material relating to this contest.

  2. Prior to awarding any prize or prize certificate, Steel City Media in its sole discretion may require contest winners (and their travel companions, if any) to sign a liability release, agreeing to hold Steel City Media, its corporate licensee, its parent, subsidiary and affiliated corporations, and the officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents and representatives of each of them harmless against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from the prize or participation in the contest.

  3. Steel City Media reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to make changes in the rules of the contest, including the substitution of a prize of equivalent value, which will become effective upon announcement. If due to circumstances beyond the control of Steel City Media, an event is rescheduled, postponed or cancelled, Steel City Media reserves the right, but not the obligation, to cancel or modify a contest and shall not be required to award a substitute prize.


Copies of the written contest rules are available during regular business hours at the main studio of Steel City Media, 4050 Pennsylvania, Suite 102, Kansas City, Missouri, 64111

Agreement to Official Rules and Decisions: By participating in this contest, each entrant and prize winner fully and unconditionally agrees to be bound by and accepts the terms and conditions of these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and Station (including, without limitation, decisions regarding eligibility of entrants, the selection of winners, and the awarding of prizes), which are final and binding in all respects.

General Conditions: Sponsor and Station reserve the right, in its sole direction, to terminate, modify or suspend this contest if there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of this contest, or if viruses, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical difficulties, acts of God or any other factors beyond Sponsor and Station’s reasonable control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this contest. In such event, Sponsor and Station reserve the right (but does not have any obligation) to award each Grand Prize at random from among eligible, non-suspect Entries received up to the time of suspected impairment prior to termination, modification or suspension. Sponsor and Station reserve the right to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the Entry process or the operation of this contest or to be acting in violation of the Official Contest Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Sponsor and Station’s failure to enforce any term of the Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of the provision or any other provision of the Official Rules.

Publicity: Except where prohibited by law, participation in the Contest shall constitute permission of Sponsor and Station, its parent and affiliated companies, or its agents, to use each winner’s name, prize won, hometown, likeness for purposes of advertising, Sweepstakes and publicity (including online postings) in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission.

Release: By entering the contest, each entrant forever and irrevocably releases and holds harmless the Station ad Sponsor, their parent and affiliated companies officers, directors, shareholders, employees, and agents from and against any liability whatsoever, and waives any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind of arising out of or in connection with this Contest.