Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company Awards $130K in Grants to 13 Fire Departments Across the Country

Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company is proud to announce the local fire departments selected to receive funding through a $130,000 grant package designed to help make communities safer.

In all, 13 fire departments will be receiving a grant, ranging in size from $3,000 to nearly $21,000. From thermal imaging cameras and turnouts to rescue tools and self-contained breathing apparatus, the variety of equipment funded through these grants is as diverse as the fire departments selected for funding.  

Twenty-four departments across the country were originally nominated for grants by Fireman’s Fund employees. A group of Atlanta-area employees and independent agents then chose the grant recipients during a day-long selection process. A member of the Alpharetta (Ga.) Fire Department served as a technical advisor.

“As a company, we believe it is important to raise awareness about the significant needs of local fire departments,” said Danielle Cagan, director of the fire department grant program at Fireman’s Fund.  “These grants will help firefighters do their jobs safely and efficiently, making communities safer and help firefighters save lives.”

The grant package is part of a nationwide philanthropic program funded by Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company.  The initiative is designed to provide needed equipment, training and educational tools to local fire departments.  Since 2004, Fireman’s Fund has issued grants to over 1,700 different departments totaling more than $28 million. Grants are awarded two ways: (1) company employees are able to nominate a fire department for a grant, and (2) independent agencies are able to direct grants based on the growth of their business with Fireman’s Fund.

Follow Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company’s philanthropic support of local fire departments: www.facebook.com/SupportingFirefighters or at www.twitter.com/FFundHeritage.

Fireman’s Fund Awards $300K in Grants to Fire Departments Across U.S.

Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company is proud to announce the local fire departments selected to receive funding through a $300,000 grant package designed to help make communities safer.

In all, 20 fire departments will be receiving a grant, ranging in size from $3,600 to nearly $44,000. From thermal imaging cameras and turnouts to extrication gear and community education tools, the variety of equipment funded through these grants is as diverse as the fire departments selected for funding. 

Thirty-four departments across the country were originally nominated for grants by local Fireman’s Fund employees. A group of Chicago-based employees and independent agents then chose the 20 grant winners during a day-long selection process. Two members of the Chicago Fire Department served as technical advisers.

“As a company, we believe it is important to raise awareness of the needs of local fire departments,” said Mike LaRocco, president and CEO of Fireman’s Fund.  “Supporting the fire service means rescuers will be better protected and our communities will be safer. That’s our ultimate goal with this program – saving lives.”

The grant package is part of a nationwide philanthropic program funded by Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company.  The initiative is designed to provide needed equipment, training and educational tools to local fire departments.  Since 2004, Fireman’s Fund has issued grants to over 1,500 different departments totaling more than $26 million. Grants are awarded two ways: 1.) every employee is able to nominate a fire department for a grant, and 2.) independent agencies are able to direct grants based on the growth of their business with Fireman’s Fund.

Follow Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company’s philanthropic support of local fire departments on Facebook: www.facebook.com/SupportingFirefighters.

 

Grant Winners
 

City
Fire Department/ Organization Name
Grant Description
Amount Funded
Windsor, CA
Windsor Fire Protection District
Personal protective equipment
$7,000
Placer County, CA
Placer County Fire Department
Thermal imaging camera
$10,706
Islamorada, FL
Islamorada Fire Rescue
Thermal imaging cameras
$9,800
Oakmont, PA
Oakmont Volunteer Fire Department
Personal protective equipment
$5,110
Forest Lake, MN
Forest Lake Fire Department
Confined space rescue gear and training
$10,394
Cottage Grove, MN
City of Cottage Grove Fire Department
Foam Pro and gas detectors
$6,250
Morgan, TX
Steele Creek Volunteer Fire Department
Thermal imager, nozzles and other equipment
$42,512
Hutchinson, MN
Hutchinson Fire Department
Extrication equipment
$15,724
New Harmony, UT
New Harmony Valley Fire District
Thermal imaging camera and lighting
$10,260
Oldsmar, FL
East Lake CERT
Communications equipment
$3,600
Prospect Heights, IL
Prospect Heights Fire Protection District
Rescue boat
$27,130
Novato, CA
Novato Fire Protection District
Personal protective equipment
$10,750
Wright City, MO
Wright City Fire Protection District
Communications equipment
$8,000
Muir Beach, CA
Muir Beach Volunteer Fire Department
Brush truck
$43,915
Albany, IL
Albany Fire Protection District
Water rescue equip and extrication equip
$29,222
Van Buren, MO
Van Buren Volunteer Fire Dept
SCBA air compressor, turnout gear
$22,500
Suches, GA
Fannin County Fire & Rescue Station #9
AEDs, generator, computer, radio, ATV
$3,550