The Leavitt Group partnered with Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company to donate $5,000 to the Clark County Fire Department during a public event recently to help enhance their community education efforts. The grant will purchase DVDs for the department’s fire prevention library, which is shared with thousands of community residents in outreach events each year.
“Fire safety education is fundamental, particularly for our community’s most vulnerable residents,” said Fire Chief Bertral Washington. “This grant will greatly enhance our community education program and increase the safety of the residents we protect.”
Topics covered in these new materials include fire safety in assisted living facilities, workplaces, schools, high rise buildings, and manufactured homes, among others. The fire department is also purchasing a storage shed to maintain this library and their other community educational materials.
“We’re honored to support the Clark County Fire Department and applaud their efforts to ensure residents and businesses learn how to prevent fires and stay safe,” said Rod Leavitt of the Leavitt Group. “Fire prevention is often overlooked, but is vital to protecting the community.”
The grant is part of a nationwide philanthropic program funded by Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, providing needed equipment, training and educational tools to local fire department and burn prevention organizations. Since 2004, Fireman’s Fund has awarded grants to more than 1,800 different organizations totaling more than $29 million. Independent insurance agencies and brokers that sell Fireman’s Fund products, like the Leavitt Group, are able to direct these grants to support the fire service.
Through this program, Leavitt Group has directed over $188,000 in grants to fire departments nationwide.