September 2018 Training Calendar



Sherrills Ford-Terrell Fire & Rescue to Bolster Fire Prevention Efforts with FM Global Grant


Sherrills Ford-Terrell Fire & Rescue has received a $2,410 fire prevention grant from FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers.

FM Global representatives presented the award to Board President Ray Wallace and Fire Chief Rick Davis at the Headquarters Fire Station located on Slanting Bridge Road in Sherrills Ford, North Carolina. The award will be used to assist with pre-fire planning to efficiently collect and track data related to local community buildings.  The information will help the fire service respond in an emergency situation. 

Chief Davis stated “When responding to building fires and other emergencies, the ability to have up-to-date, accurate, and timely information is critical to the department’s ability to save lives and protect property.  This grant will allow the department to implement the technology for gathering, maintaining, and retrieving critical pre-fire planning data in the field.”

Because fire continues to be the leading cause of property damage worldwide, during the past 35 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 North Carolina-based organizations. 

 “At FM Global, we strongly believe the majority of property damage is preventable, not inevitable,” said Michael Spaziani, 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 quarterly 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, or to apply for a grant, please visit  







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