First Responders Discount
Setting up your First Responder Discount
Step 1: Shop SouthernTide.com and add product(s) to your cart
Step 2: Verify your eligibility for the First Responder Discount in cart with ID.me by clicking on the green ID.me button.
Step 3: Once you're verified as a First Responder, your discount code will automatically be applied in the cart.
Who is eligible for the First Responder Discount?
ID.me defines a First Responder as an active or retired employee of an emergency service who is likely to be among the first people to physically arrive at the scene of an emergency.
We verify the following occupations as First Responders:
LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS
- Police Officer (Federal, State, and Local)
- Sheriff / Sheriff's Deputy
- Correctional Officer
- State Trooper
- Federal Law Enforcement Officer (for example, Customs & Border Protection Officer, Air Marshal, etc.)
- Park Police & Park Rangers
- Probation & Parole Officers
- Bridge and Tunnel Officers
- Detention Officers
- Railroad Police Officers
- School Resource Officers
- Auxiliary & Reserve Sheriff Deputy or Police Officers
- Animal Control Officers who are credentialed as a Law Enforcement Officer
- Fire Marshals who are certified Law Enforcement Officers
- Court Bailiffs/Court Officers (must hold law enforcement credentials)
- Career Firefighter (Federal, State, and Local)
- Wild-land firefighter/ Prescribed fire burn manager
- Volunteer Firefighter
- Fire Marshal
EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS
- Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
911 DISPATCHERS (for select offers only)
Police, Sheriff, Fire or EMS Dispatcher
- Fire Communications Officer
- Public Safety Telecommunicator
NOTE: ID.me does not verify the following occupational titles as First Responders:
- Doctors, Registered Nurses, or other medical professionals
- Ski Patrol - unless you have a current EMT License
- CERT Team Members (Community Emergency Response Team)
- VIPS - Volunteers in Police Service
- Search and Rescue Team Members
- Emergency Management Volunteers
- Transportation Security Officer for TSA
- Civilian Employees (Staff, Employees, Secretaries, Administrative Assistants, etc.)
- Community Outreach Specialist / Service Aide
- Code Enforcement Officer
- Corrections Staff (Civilian Employees)
- Department of Agriculture
- Crime Scene Analyst/Tech/Lab
- Deputy Clerk
- Sanitation Workers
- Private Security Officers
- Private Security Guards
- Armed Security Guards / Officers
- Victims Witness Assistants
- Peace Corps
- Highway Workers / Road Patrol
- Forensic Services
- Social Workers
How do I create an ID.me account?
To create an ID.me account: go to the ID.me website, click the "My Account" button in the top-right corner, then select "Create an ID.me Account."
What if I have other ID.me questions?
For general ID.me verification questions, please visit their support page.
Can I combine my discount with another offer or promotion?
No, this discount cannot be combined with other offers or promotions.
Terms & Conditions
By submitting your ID, you certify that you have read and understand the terms and conditions of the First Responder Discount Program and agree to abide thereby.
I consent to the following:
• I am at least 18 years of age
• I am currently employed as a firefighter, law enforcement officer, emergency medical technician or 911 dispatcher.
• I will not exceed $2500 in merchandise purchases per year*
• I will keep all discounts and special pricing confidential (excluding fellow first responders)
• I will only purchase items for personal use or as gifts
• I will not purchase any items for resale**
• I understand Southern Tide may amend or discontinue this program at anytime
I agree that I am the person identified on the certification/ID, I am a currently employed as a law enforcement officer, firefighter, emergency medical technician or 911 dispatcher and that I accept the above terms and conditions.
* Subject to approval, $2500 purchase limits may be increased or waived
** Southern Tide reserves the right to refuse or cancel orders to any person suspected of purchasing items for resale