Randy R. Bruegman, Fire Chief
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ANAHEIM FIRE & RESCUE RECEIVES $8,903 GRANT
Donation Funds Fire Turnout Storage Lockers
Anaheim, Calif. (June 23, 2015) – Brown & Brown partnered with Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company to award a $8,903 grant to Anaheim Fire & Rescue to fund fire turnout locker units at Fire Station No. 4. Turnout lockers are used to store the protective, fire-resistant clothing firefighters wear when responding to incidents.
“We are extremely grateful to Brown & Brown and Fireman’s Fund for this grant,” said Anaheim Fire Chief Randy Bruegman. “This grant has allowed us to install 20 modular steel framed turnout lockers to better organize our firefighters’ equipment. Every effort made to minimize our response time is more opportunity to serve our residents.”
Anaheim Fire & Rescue officials, firefighters, and executives from Brown & Brown and Fireman’s Fund attended a special grant presentation today at Fire Station No. 4.
Funded by Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, this grant is part of a nationwide philanthropic program. Founded in 1863 with a social mission to support the fire service, Fireman’s Fund today awards grants to fire service organizations for life-saving equipment, firefighter training and community education programs. Since 2004, Fireman’s Fund has awarded grants to more than 2,100 different organizations totaling more than $31 million — including $9 million in California. Independent insurance agencies and brokers that sell Fireman’s Fund products, like Brown & Brown, are able to direct these grants to support the fire service.
Through this program, Brown & Brown has directed over $1 million in grants to fire departments nationwide. ”With limited budgets, fire departments are often prevented from replacing existing equipment or systems such as these outdated turnout lockers,” said Tim Casey of Brown & Brown. “We’re proud to be able to support Anaheim Fire & Rescue in such a meaningful way.”
To learn more about the grant program and other grants awarded in California, visit www.firemansfund.com/heritage. To learn more about the rich history of Fireman’s Fund, visit firemansfundtimeline.com.
About Brown & Brown
Brown & Brown is an independent insurance intermediary that through its licensed subsidiaries provides a variety of insurance and reinsurance products and services to corporate, public entity, institutional, trade, professional, association and individual clients. Our drive to be the best has made Brown & Brown one of the largest and most respected independent insurance intermediaries in the nation, with over 70 years of continuous service. The Company is ranked as the seventh largest such organization in the United States and eighth in the World by Business Insurance magazine. To learn more, visit Brown & Brown at www.bbinsurance.com.
About Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company
As a premier property and casualty insurance company, Fireman’s Fund has protected the future for its customers for more than 150 years. With a commitment to supporting firefighters for safer communities, Fireman’s Fund has donated more than $31 million in grants to local fire departments across the United States. Fireman’s Fund is a member of the Allianz Group — one of the world’s largest insurance providers — and has a strong financial foundation.
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Randy R. Bruegman, Fire Chief