Battle of the Badges 2019

Posted: Jun 30, 2019 | Category: Latest Articles

Police. Fire. EMS. You guessed it… It’s time for Battle of the Badges!

Central Texas’ first responders are squaring off once again, and you can join in on the life-saving fun!

Come to any of our 3 Austin-area donor centers – or any of our designated mobile drives – between now and July 7 to give blood, cast your vote for who you want to take home this year’s trophy, and grab your very own #BOTB t-shirt!

The department that receives the most votes will be declared the winner of the friendly competition.

How can you be part of BOTB?

We are encouraging all of our community members to c’mon in and support our first responders by donating blood and voting for their favorite agency!

You can come to any of our 3 Austin-area donation locations July 1-7 or one of the many designated mobile drives we’ll be having throughout Travis County from July 1 to July 5. Check out the schedule below!

All you have to do is:

  • Make an appointment online (or call 512-206-1266) at your chosen mobile drive or donation center. (Walk-ins are welcome too!)
  • Eat a full meal and stay super hydrated the day of your appointment.
  • Let the front desk know that you’re there for BATTLE OF THE BADGES when you check-in–and make sure you tell them which department you’re voting for (Police, Fire, or EMS)!

After you donate, you’ll walk away with a limited-edition Battle of the Badges t-shirt. So, yeah – you’re supporting life-savers that are supporting life-saving blood donation AND you get a free t-shirt. What’s better than that??

Mobile Drive Schedule

July 1

  • 10am – 2pm
    Austin-Travis County EMS HQ
    15 Waller St | 78702

July 2

JuLY 3

JuLY 5

  • 8am – 2pm
    Safety Training Academy
    4800 Shaw Lane | 78752
  • 1pm – 5pm
    Robert Martinez East Substation
    812 Springdale RD | 78702