The Pontiac Fire Department has received a $2,000 fire prevention grant from FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers.
The award has been used to purchase fire investigation equipment for the newly established Pontiac Fire Department Investigation Unit. The unit is led by Captain Joe Hassinger and assisted by Firefighter Jeremy Highland, Firefighter Eddie Prendergast, and Firefighter Caleb Freese.
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 Illinois-based organizations.
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.