Texas-based franchisor Rainbow International is growing throughout the United States and is participating in a unique plan conceived by its parent company, The Dwyer Group, to attract franchise owners from among former law enforcement personnel and firefighters, according to a press release.

Statistics show that many law enforcement officers and firemen are often able to retire early, in their late 40s and early 50s. While some are content to enjoy a retirement lifestyle after decades of hard work in dangerous situations, others choose to continue working and even open businesses.

Rainbow International and its six sister brands are recruiting to harness the leadership skills of such retired professionals through its new Public Protectors Franchise Advantage (PPFA) program providing firemen and law enforcement officers a 20 percent discount on the cost of a base franchise agreement.

As part of the launch of the new program, The Dwyer Group is sweetening the deal by giving away one franchise through an award open only to public protectors. The prize is a waiver of the initial franchise fee, which, depending on The Dwyer Group franchise brand selected, ranges from $26,000 to $29,500. For more information, see www.dwyergroup.com.