Gowrie Group and VFIS Sponsored Regional Seminars on Emergency Planning and Response for School Shootings

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Gowrie Group and VFIS jointly sponsored a regional seminar series called Emergency Planning and Response for School Shootings. The seminars were hosted by VFIS’s longtime client, The New England Division of The International Association of Fire Chiefs.

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Brad Preston, Senior Vice President at Gowrie, said, “We’re thankful to be able to support cities, towns, and municipal agencies here in New England with these important programs in April 2013."

Gowrie Group and VFIS jointly sponsored a regional seminar series called Emergency Planning and Response for School Shootings. The seminars were hosted by VFIS’s longtime client, The New England Division of The International Association of Fire Chiefs. Jay Ruoff, Bureau Chief with the Littleton Colorado Fire Rescue, was the presenting speaker.

By teaming up with the local chapter of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, Gowrie and VFIS are working to help protect our schools, first responders, and students. These seminars, which reviewed the tragedy at Columbine High School in Colorado, provided a platform for public safety, government, and community leaders to discuss their community’s ability to respond effectively to a similar act of ultra-violence.

Brad Preston, Senior Vice President at Gowrie, said, “We’re thankful to be able to support cities, towns, and municipal agencies here in New England with these important programs in April 2013. We believe these 3 seminars will enable local police, firefighters, and other public and school officials to share lessons learned and better protect young people in our communities.”

The April 2013 Seminars:

  •     Thursday, April 11th, 8:00am-4:00pm at Greek Hellenic Center ~ Dover, NH
  •     Friday, April 12th, 8:00am-4:00pm at Lake Morey Resort ~ Fairlee, VT
  •     Saturday, April 13th, 8:00am-4:00pm at Sheraton Springfield~ Springfield, MA

Questions:

  •     Brad Preston, Gowrie Group Senior VP & Principal, bradp(at)gowrie(dot)com, 860.399.2860
  •     Kirsten Cohoon, Old Mystic Fire Department, kcohoon(at)omfd(dot)org, 860.536.2220

Gowrie Group provides insurance, benefits, and financial services to individuals and businesses throughout the US, and specializes in customized marine, business, home, auto, equine, and boat insurance products and services. Gowrie Group is the largest independent marine insurance group in the US and is ranked in the top 75 independent insurance agencies in the US. Gowrie's 135+ dedicated professionals are primarily located in the company's main offices in Westbrook CT, Darien CT, North Kingstown RI, and Newport RI. To learn more: http://www.gowrie.com or 800.262.8911.

VFIS is a specialized insurance program for municipalities, public safety providers, and others niche organizations. The VFIS program is administered by Glatfelter Insurance Group and managed by Gowrie Group. Learn more at http://www.gowrie.com/vfis, 888.834.7763.

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