Fire Marshal’s Office to bolster prevention efforts with grant

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The Town of Granby Fire Marshal’s Office has received a $2,429 fire prevention grant from FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers.

FM Global representatives presented the award to Fire Marshal Harold Holmes. The award will be used to assist with fire prevention activities that help educate the community and reduce the number of fires.

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 and 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.”

To learn more about FM Global’s Fire Prevention Grant Program and other resources for the fire service, please visit