Nichols Fire Department
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Nichols Fire Department welcomes young and old at their Annual Open House on October 16, 2022
TRUMBULL, Conn.—The Nichols Fire Department has received a $2,997 fire prevention grant from FM Global, a major commercial property insurer.
FM Global representative Michael Spaziani notified Nichols Fire Chief Andrew Kingsbury that their grant application was selected among a pool of hundreds of applications received. The award will be used to assist with pre-fire planning activities in an effort to efficiently collect and track data related to local community buildings. The information will help first responders by displaying mapping and data when responding to an emergency situation.
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 Connecticut-based organizations.
“At FM Global, we strongly believe the majority of property damage is preventable, not inevitable,” said Michael Spaziani, assistant vice president – 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 to fire departments that best demonstrate a need for funding, where dollars can have the most impact on preventing fire, or mitigating the damage it can quickly cause.
On December 21st, 2020 the Nichols Fire Department from Trumbull, Connecticut presented Major Katharine Longcoy of the Bridgeport Salvation Army a check for $2013.50. The Nichols Fire Department has been ringing the bell for the Salvation Army the weekend before Christmas for nearly fifty years.
Regrettably, this year the department was unable to man the kettles due to COVID-19 concerns. Knowing the need would be greater than ever this year, Nichols Firefighters rose to the challenge and raised the funds through member donations.
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NICHOLS FIRE DEPARTMENT NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
Even though it doesn’t say so in our title, the Nichols Fire Department is a volunteer organization, and it needs your support. Please take the time to view our recruitment video and see for yourself. Why not be part of a proud team, learn new skills and be an asset to your community, as well!
C’mon, now is the time!