Stays at Amerihost Benefit Firefighters

AmeriHost Inn® guests now can direct one dollar of their room rates to benefit volunteer firefighters, thanks to an alliance between the hotel chain and the National Volunteer Fire Council.

As part of the alliance, AmeriHost Inn hotels also will offer firefighters and their families discounted hotel rates, and volunteer firefighters will receive an AmeriHost Inn Volunteer Firefighter card during check-in.

To qualify for the program, hotel stays must be booked through the AmeriHost Inn brand`s Web site,, or by calling (800) 434-5800 and specifying “code 24102.” Consumers will be given AmeriHost Inn Volunteer Firefighters Family and Friends cards during check-in.

“Volunteer firefighters, who comprise nearly 73 percent of the firefighters in the United States, are often the first line of defense in emergencies, yet are unsung heroes of public safety,” said Keith J. Pierce, AmeriHost Inn brand president & chief executive officer. “We are honored to work with the National Volunteer Fire Council to improve the safety, training and recruitment of volunteer firefighters.”

Council Chairman Philip C. Stittleburg said America`s volunteer fire and emergency services will benefit from the alliance with the AmeriHost Inn brand. “With this additional funding, we can continue to provide a voice for the volunteer emergency services,” he said.


The National Volunteer Fire Council is a non-profit membership association representing the interests of America`s volunteer fire, emergency medical services and rescue services. Organized in 1976, the council serves as an information resource and represents the emergency services in the national policy arena and on numerous national and international committees and organizations. For more information call (888) ASK-NVFC—(800) 275-6832 - or visit

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