Jackson Fire Department to Bolster
Fire Prevention Efforts with FM Global Grant
JACKSON, Tenn.—The Jackson Fire Department has received a US$2,700 fire prevention grant from FM
Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers.
FM Global representatives presented the award to Errick Merriweather at the Jackson Fire Department
Fire Safety House located on 74 B Conalco Dr. in Jackson Tn. The award will be used to assist with fire
prevention activities in the community to help educate the community and reduce the number of fires.
Because fire continues to be the leading cause of property damage worldwide, during the past 40 years
FM Global has contributed millions of dollars in fire prevention grants to fire service organizations
around the globe. Locally, the company has awarded grants to a number of Tennessee-based
“At FM Global, we strongly believe the majority of property damage is preventable, not inevitable,” said
Michael Spaziani, assistant vice president – manager of the fire prevention grant program. “Far too
often, inadequate budgets prevent those organizations working to prevent fire from being as proactive
as they would like to be. With additional financial support, grant recipients are actively helping to
improve property risk in the communities they serve.”
Through its Fire Prevention Grant Program, FM Global awards grants to fire departments—as well as
national, state, regional, local and community organizations worldwide—that best demonstrate a need
for funding, where dollars can have the most demonstrable impact on preventing fire, or mitigating the
damage it can quickly cause.
To learn more about FM Global’s Fire Prevention Grant Program and other resources for the fire service,
please visit www.fmglobal.com/fireservice.
Established nearly 200 years ago, 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, 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
500 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.