Kickstarter Helped A Firefighter Fund an Idea (And It Could Help You, Too)

According to, Spokane firefighter Scott McCann started with a vision – to save the lives of those who save lives. He wanted to help first responders by creating a more efficient version of the traditional axe, which he’s named the BADAXX.

Last month, he started a Kickstarter campaign (for those who don’t know, Kickstarter is a crowdfunding website, where people can post ideas and projects they need money for – anyone with Internet access can log on to the site and peruse projects, then choose to pledge various amounts of money to support them).

McCann’s goal was to raise $75,000 for the first production run of the BADAXX. The campaign has just a few days left – it ends on Friday – but it has already exceeded its funding goal, with more than $98,000 in contributions.

It’s inspiring to see how much money can be raised by random strangers for projects they are interested in.

Do you have a project in mind that you need funding for? Would you ever use an online crowdfunding platform like Kickstarter, or have you already tried it out?


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