Cape Girardeau Fire Department Receives $2,500 Grant from FM Global

The City of Cape Girardeau Fire Department has received a $2,500 fire prevention grant from FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers.

FM Global representatives presented the award to the Department at 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23, at Fire Station 1.

The award will be used for software and technology to assist Cape Girardeau’s fire inspections staff to operate in a more environmentally-friendly and efficient manner with reduced paper use.

Because fire continues to be the leading cause of property damage worldwide, during the past 35 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 Missouri-based organizations.

“At FM Global, we strongly believe the majority of property damage is preventable, not inevitable,” said Michael Spaziani, 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 quarterly to fire departments-as well as national, state, regional, local and community organizations worldwide-that best demonstrate a need for funding, where dollars can have the most demonstrable impact on preventing fire, or mitigating the damage it can quickly cause.

To learn more about FM Global’s Fire Prevention Grant Program, or to apply for a grant, please visit

Pictured below are Fire Inspector Ivan LaGrand of the Cape Girardeau Fire Department and Ronald Zeh, Jr., Assitant Vice President with FM Global.

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