Grant to help Mills Fire Department boost fire prevention

MILLS, Wyo. (Release) – The Mills Fire Department has received a $ 3,200 fire prevention grant from FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers.

FM Global representatives presented the award to the Mills Fire Department by email to Chief Bob Lanz. The award will be used to assist with pre-incident planning to effectively collect and track data related to local community buildings. The information will help the fire department respond to an emergency. The fire department will enter hazards and other important information about each building in Mills. This will be done either during fire inspections or during pre-incident planning training. Photos, building layout, construction and other relevant information will be uploaded with this software. In the event of an incident, response teams can access this information and pass it on to support services or law enforcement. “We at the Mills Fire Department are very grateful to FM Global for this award.”

Because fire continues to be the leading cause of property damage worldwide, over the past 40 years FM Global has provided millions of dollars in fire prevention grants to fire service organizations around the world. . Locally, the company has awarded grants to a number of Wyoming-based organizations.

“At FM Global, we believe that the majority of property damage is preventable, not inevitable,” said Michael Spaziani, assistant vice president – responsible for the fire prevention grant program. “All too often, inadequate budgets prevent organizations fighting fires from being as proactive as they would like. With additional financial support, grant recipients actively contribute to improving real estate risks in the communities they serve.

Through its Fire Prevention Grants Program, FM Global provides grants to fire departments, as well as national, state, regional, local and community organizations around the world that best demonstrate funding need, where dollars can have the most demonstrable impact on fire prevention, or mitigate the damage it can quickly cause.

To learn more about FM Global’s fire prevention grant program and other resources for fire departments, please visit

Founded nearly 200 years ago, FM Global is an insurance mutual whose capital, scientific research capacity and engineering expertise are solely dedicated to real estate risk management and the resilience of its client-owners. These owners, who share the belief that the majority of property loss is preventable, represent many of the world’s largest organizations, including one in three Fortune 500 companies. They work with FM Global to better understand the dangers that can impact their business continuity in order to make profitable risk management decisions, combining material loss prevention and insurance protection.

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