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Elsberry Fire Protection District to bolster fire prevention efforts with FM Global Grant

Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 10:27 am

Shown above, left to right is EFPD Board Member Paul Mueller, EFPD Captain Eric Graham, Sara Halley and EFPD Chief Kevin Hailey.

The Elsberry Fire Protection District has received a U.S. $2,500 fire prevention grant from FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers.

Fm Global representatives presented the award to Fire Chief Kevin Hailey at Elsberry Fire Station 1 located at 201 N. Fourth St in Elsberry Mo. The award will be used to assist with fire prevention activities in the community, with the expansion of the smoke detector program and increased firefighter safety with pre-incident planning of commercial buildings.

Because fire continues to be he leading property damage worldwide, during the past 35 years FM Global has contributed millions of dollars in fire prevention grants to fire services organizations around the globe. Locally, the company has awarded grants to a number of Missouri-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 demonstrates 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, or to apply for a grant, please visit

For more than 175 years, many of the world’s largest organizations have turned to FM Global to develop cost-effective property insurance and engineering solutions to protect their business operations from fire, natural disasters and other types of property risk. With clients in more than 130 countries, FM Global ranks #572 among FORTUNE magazine’s largest companies in America and is rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best and AA (Very Strong) by Fitch Ratings. The Company has been named “Best Property Insurer in the World” by Euromoney magazine, “Best Global Property Insurer” by global Finance magazine and was voted “Best Commercial Property Insurer” in Business Insurance’s 2010 annual Readers Choice Awards.

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