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FM Global Awards US$370,000 for Fire Prevention

160 Fire Service Organisations in U.S., Canada and India Receive Grants

LONDON, UK—Fire prevention education, emergency response planning and investigation efficiencies are just some of the ways fire service organisations will use US$370,000 in fire prevention grants awarded in 2013 by FM Global, one of the world’s largest business property insurers.

Now in its 38th consecutive year, FM Global’s Fire Prevention Grant Programme has contributed millions to fire service organisations worldwide. Last year, 160 fire service organisations in the United States, Canada and India received average awards of US$2,300. The awards will help to fund the purchase of computer equipment, software, tablet computers, training simulators, lighting units, educational materials, arson tool kits, smoke detectors and more.

“Fire remains the leading cause of property damage worldwide, yet it is also one of the most preventable causes of property loss,” said Michael Spaziani, manager of the fire prevention grant programme. “When awarding these grants, we seek to help fund programmes that have the most demonstrable impact on preventing fire, or mitigating the damage fire can quickly cause. At FM Global we focus much of our research on preventing and lessening damage from fire.”

FM Global’s grant scheme is also available to UK-based fire service organisations. FM Global is currently accepting applications for 2014 fire prevention grants. To learn more or to apply, please visit www.fmglobal.com/grants.

About FM Global

For nearly two centuries, many of the world's largest organisations have turned to FM Global (www.fmglobal.co.uk) 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 has been named "Best Property Insurer in the World" by Euromoney magazine, "Best Global Property Insurer" by Global Finance magazine and received the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise, as well as the 2013 CIR Risk Management Insurance Partnership of the Year Award. In the United Kingdom, FM Global is the communicative name for FM Insurance Company Limited, which celebrated its 50thanniversary of international operation in 2013.