Greencastle Fire Department to bolster fire prevention efforts with FM Global grant

Sunday, August 3, 2014
Christy Glass (left) accepts a grant on behalf of Greencastle Fire Department. The grant is given to GFD by FM Global, one of the world's largest commercial property insurers, to help asssist witht he costs of producing fire prevention programs for communities. (Photo by KYLE HOLLINGER)

The Greencastle Fire Department received a $2,983 fire prevention grant from FM Global, one of the world's largest commercial property insurers.

The award will be used to assist with fire prevention activities and to help educate the community and reduce the number of fires.

Because fires continue to be the leading cause of property damage worldwide, FM Global has contributed millions of dollars in fire prevention grants during the past 35 years to fire service organizations around the globe.

The company has also awarded grants to a number of Indiana-based organizations.

"At FM Global, we strongly believe the majority of property damage is preventable, not inevitable," said Michael Spaziani, manager of the Fire Prevention Grant Program. "Far too often, inadequate budgets prevent those organizations working to prevent fire from being as proactive as they would like to be. With additional financial support, grant recipients are actively helping to improve property risk in the communities they serve."

Through its Fire Prevention Grant Program, FM Global awards grants quarterly to fire departments--as well as national, state, regional, local and community organizations worldwide--that best demonstrate a need for funding, where dollars can have the most demonstrable impact on preventing fire, or mitigating the damage it can quickly cause.

Persons may visit to learn more about FM Global's Fire Prevention Grant Program or to apply for

a grant.

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