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First Responders Salute at California's Great America

First Responders Salute

Nov. 30 – Dec. 31

As a thank you for courageous work, California’s Great America is proud to honor all first responders by offering free admission during WinterFest—now through Dec. 31, 2018. Just show valid first responder photo ID at any ticket booth to participate. See details below for eligibility.

Additionally, first responders can purchase up to six tickets for friends and family on these days for only $19.99 each.

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Eligible Personnel

  • California Highway Patrol Officers
  • City, County, State and Federal Police (sworn officers and civilian employees/support staff)
  • City, County, State and Federal Fire (sworn officers and civilian employees/support staff)
  • County Sheriff Officers
  • Dispatchers
  • Emergency Medical Technicians
  • Fire Explorers
  • Nurses
  • Police Explorers
  • Peace Officers
  • Reserve/volunteer Fire/law Employees with valid ID
  • Retired Fire and Police
  • Sheriffs
  • Wildland Firefighters

Ineligible Personnel

  • American Red Cross employees or volunteers
  • Animal Control Officers
  • ATF Agents
  • Bailiffs 
  • California Conservation Corps
  • California Dept. Of Forestry
  • Correctional Officers
  • Department of the Youth Authority
  • District Attorneys (ID referencing DA's office - i.e. Paralegal)
  • Drug Enforcement Administration
  • FBI Agents
  • General government employees with ID (not specifically referring to fire or law enforcement agency) 
  • Homeland Security
    • HSI Agents
    • International Border Patrol
    • Citizenship & Immigration
    • Immigration Customs Enforcement
    • Secret Service
    • FEMA
    • TSA
  • Private ambulance companies - Administrative employees
  • Private law office employees
  • Private security firms/offices
  • Probation Officers
  • Reserve or volunteer fire or law enforcement without valid photo ID
  • US Armed Forces Military Police
  • U.S. Forest Service Personnel
  • U.S. Marshals
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