Corsicana Fire Department, located just south of Dallas, Texas, has received a $3,000 fire prevention grant that will go towards new equipment for the entire department.
The grant is courtesy of FM Global, a massive commercial property insurer. The company has awarded millions of dollars in grants towards fire prevention to departments all over the world as part of its strategy to combat fire as the leading cause of property damage.
Fire Chief Paul Henley said the grant will go towards buying new iPads for each fire engine. The iPads will be used in fire safety surveys that will then be stored in a digital database, to ensure performance and safety standards are always up to snuff.
The grant will also go towards assisting the fire teams in charge of pre-fire planning. The teams hope to collect and track data on community infrastructure to help fire crews perform more efficiently and safely when future emergency situations arise.
“This is going to ensure we get out to local buildings,” said Fire Chief Henley. “They will be wonderful fire prevention tools.”