The Town of Chilhowie Fire & EMS Department and the Office of the Fire Marshal have recently received a grant from FM Global for fire prevention. The goal of this grant is to strengthen our efforts to ultimately, and more effectively prevent fire – the leading cause of property destruction worldwide. This grant will be used to purchase equipment for the Office of the Fire Marshal and the Fire Prevention division to in order to better serve our community.
Established in 1835, Factory Mutual Insurance Company (commonly known as FM Global) is a mutual insurance company whose capital, scientific research capability and engineering expertise are solely dedicated to property risk management and the resilience of it 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 of every three Fortune 1000 companies. They work with FM Global to better understand the hazards that can impact their business continuity in order to make cost-effective risk management decisions, combining property loss prevention with insurance protection.
During the past 40 years, FM Global has awarded millions of dollars in funding to fire departments and related agencies worldwide. With a shared philosophy that the majority of property loss is preventable – not inevitable – we can make a difference in preventing the frequency and severity of fire, together.
The Town of Chilhowie Fire & EMS Department and the Office of the Fire Marshal would like to thank FM Global for their support and consideration for this grant.