FM Global Donates $150,000 to Wildfire
Published: 10/22/2020
Author: Scott Miller, President, Western Fire Chiefs Association

The Wildfire Initiative, a program of the Western Fire Chiefs Association, is pleased to announce the generous donation of $150,000 made by FM Global to help with immediate relief and long-term support of the fire service battling wildfires across Washington, Oregon, and California. 

Recognizing that the affected states are in the best position to allocate the funds, FM Global requested that WFCA and the Wildfire Initiative suggest categories of use ranging from firefighter safety equipment, strategic planning for prevention, notification and evacuation, research and development, infrastructure, and community protection and education. 

“We at the Western Fire Chiefs Association and the Wildfire Initiative are so grateful for the generosity of this organization.  FM Global has proven their dedication to helping with the catastrophic wildfire problems and we look forward to years of collaboration in the future “said Jeff Johnson, WFCA CEO.  

In addition to their sizable donation of $150,000, FM Global has also challenged its employees to donate to this cause and will double match those contributions providing additional funds by year end to the three states.  “As a company focused on property loss prevention including helping our policyholders mitigate the impact of natural disasters, FM Global felt compelled to provide support to members of the fire service who have been working tirelessly to protect people, communities and local economies” said Michael Spaziani, head of FM Global’s Fire Prevention Grant Program. 

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 its client-owners.  These owners share the belief that the majority of loss is preventable and 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 loss prevention with insurance protection. 

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