Bloomfield Fire Department Receives $3K Grant for Fire Prevention and Community Education

The Bloomfield Fire Department has received a $3,010 fire prevention grant from FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers. The award will be used to assist with fire prevention activities to help educate the community and reduce the number of fires.

“The Township of Bloomfield was the first fire department in New Jersey to establish a Fire Prevention Bureau, in 1953, and our former Chief Jack Flaherty organized the New Jersey Fire Prevention Association in 1962,“ said Mayor Michael Venezia. “Fire prevention and fire safety education are critical to keeping our township safe and I would like to thank FM Global providing us with this important grant assistance.”

“Fire prevention and fire safety education have been my top priorities since I became Fire Chief. This grant from FM Global will enhance our fire safety education programs and overall ability to serve the community,” said Fire Chief Louis Venezia. “I am very proud to see our hard work be recognized and thank FM Global for their assistance.”

“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—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 and other resources for the fire service, please visit

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