(PRWEB) July 03, 2014
Fire departments across the country have less than one month to apply for the Life Safety Achievement Award, announces NASFM Fire Research & Education Foundation and Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company. This national award recognizes both professional and volunteer fire departments whose fire prevention activities reduce fire fatalities in their local communities.
“Fire departments are there every time someone in the community needs help and makes the call. We need you to support and recommend your fire department to receive the Life Safety Achievement Award. Help us recognize the brave men and women who put their lives on the line every day,” said Alan Clark, assistant vice president of Special Investigations for Grinnell Mutual,in a recent YouTube video.
The Life Safety Achievement Award application is now available on NASFM’s website, firemarshals.org, and Grinnell Mutual’s website, grinnellmutual.com. Residents can help their local fire service earn recognition by encouraging their fire chief to apply for the Life Safety Achievement Award. All applications must be received by July 31. Award recipients will be notified in September.
About the Life Safety Achievement Award
Since 1994, the Life Safety Achievement Award has recognized fire departments for outstanding fire safety statistics and effective fire prevention programs during the preceding calendar year. To qualify, fire departments must record zero fire deaths in residential structures or a 10 percent reduction of fire deaths during 2013. In addition, they must demonstrate a commitment to preventing residential fires in their local communities through effective fire prevention programs. The applicants must show evidence that the department’s fire prevention efforts increased over the previous year and made a positive impact.
About NASFM Fire Research & Education Foundation
The NASFM Fire Research & Education Foundation is a public interest group with a mission to reduce residential fire deaths and injuries. The Foundation advocates the use of residential fire sprinklers, smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors and teaching people fire-safe behavior. The Foundation assists fire departments with implementing residential sprinkler/smoke alarm programs. The Foundation’s partners include the United States Fire Administration, the National Association of State Fire Marshals and private industry/associations with an interest in and commitment to residential fire safety.
About Grinnell Mutual
Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company, in business since 1909, provides reinsurance for farm mutual insurance companies and property and casualty insurance products through more than 1,600 independent agents in 12 Midwestern states. Grinnell Mutual is the 123rd largest property-casualty insurance company in the United States and the largest primary reinsurer of farm mutual companies in North America.