MARTIN (October 21) — The City of Martin Fire/Rescue/EMS was recently awarded a $3,000 fire prevention grant from FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers.
According to Martin Fire Chief Jamie Summers, the grant funding will be used to assist with pre-incident planning to efficiently collect and track data related to local community buildings. The information will help the fire service respond in an emergency situation.
Statistics indicate the leading cause of property damage around the globe is caused by fire.
In the past 40 years, FM Global has contributed millions of dollars in fire prevention grants to fire service organizations worldwide, including a number of Tennessee-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.”
Grant funding from various governmental agencies and private industries help many small towns across Tennessee and the United States have the financial resources necessary to purchase the equipment and provide the technical training needed to improve public safety for its citizens.