FM Global awards US$370,000 for fire prevention

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

JOHNSTON, R.I., USA—Fire prevention education, emergency response planning and investigation efficiencies are just some of the ways fire service organizations 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 Program has contributed millions to fire service organizations worldwide. Last year, 160 fire service organizations 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 program. “When awarding these grants, we seek to help fund programs 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 is currently accepting applications for 2014 fire prevention grants. To learn more or to apply, please visit

About FM Global

Established in 1835, FM Global is a mutual insurance company whose capital, scientific research capability and engineering expertise are solely dedicated to property risk management. Its client-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 key property hazards that can impact their business continuity to make cost-effective risk management decisions combining property loss prevention with insurance protection. FM Global is rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best and AA (Very Strong) by Fitch.