Township of South Stormont Fire and Rescue Receives FM Global’s Fire Prevention Grant

Seen in image above: The new St. Andrews Fire Station opened last fall. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

SOUTH STORMONT– Township of South Stormont Fire and Rescue has received a fire prevention grant totaling $2,000 from FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial

property insurers.

FM Global representative Bilal El-Aintabli presented the award to Fire Chief Gilles Crepeau, Mayor Jim Bancroft and Fire Prevention Officer Nick MacGillivray at Town Hall on January 18. The award will be used to provide training and equipment to help fire investigators more efficiently investigate and determine the cause of a fire.

Because fire continues to be the leading cause of property damage worldwide, during the past 40 years FM Global has contributed millions of dollars in fire prevention grants to fire

service organizations around the globe. Locally, the company has awarded grants to a number of Canadian-based organizations.

“At FM Global, we strongly believe the majority of property damage is preventable, not inevitable,” said Michael Spaziani, assistant vice president – 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 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.

To learn more about FM Global’s Fire Prevention Grant Program and other resources for the fire service, please visit www.fmglobal.com/fireservice.

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