Good Question. Yes they don't put out fires, most firefighters do not carry. The discount was not from the store, it was directly from Glock. It specified Police, Fire and Vets. The sales rep brought the information to a station. Why, they include firefighters I don't know. All I know is that was directly from Glock. I did not take advantage of it, the 2 that did in the long run got nothing. Due to the firearms not being certified in California.