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Salem Fire Department Receives Fire Prevention Grant

News Release from: Salem Fire Dept.
Posted: May 2nd, 2012 4:38 PM
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The Salem Fire Department has received a $2,128 fire prevention grant from FM Global, one of the world's largest commercial property insurers.

FM Global representative Wayne Fish presented the award to Fire Chief Mike Niblock at Fire Station #1 on May 2, 2012. The award will be used to assist with fire investigations to help fire investigators more efficiently investigate and determine the cause of a fire. Equipment purchases include specialized accelerant detection monitors, portable power tools, and portable generators for enhancing scene safety.

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.

"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. "With additional financial support, grant recipients are actively helping to improve property risk in the communities they serve."

The new equipment will augment Salem Fire's two Deputy Fire Marshal vehicles, which operate from Station #1 and #10.


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