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Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company sponsors nationwide fire service survey

Published on 25 February 2009

Fireman's Fund Insurance Company is sponsoring an online survey on the current challenges faced by US fire departments, including budgetary cuts
Online study to determine critical needs of firefighters

After hearing from fire departments across the country facing increased budget challenges, Fireman's Fund Insurance Company is sponsoring an on-line survey to gather data on the challenges faced by fire departments in different regions of the country. The results will be a comprehensive snapshot of today's fire service, providing detailed insight and showing trends.

The 15-minute survey is open to all firefighters through the end of March. To access the survey, visit or log on to

All members of the fire service are encouraged to participate in the survey - the more people who participate, the more thorough the results will be.

The survey will:

  • Collect valuable information about how the current economic situation is affecting fire departments.
  • Identify equipment and resources departments are lacking.
  • Educate the public about the needs of the fire service.
  • Help guide and support the fire department grant program at Fireman's Fund®.

As a thank you for taking the survey, all participants are eligible to receive one of 10 handcrafted, leather Fireman's Fund® fire helmets, modeled after the helmets worn in the 1880s. Fireman's Fund Insurance Company has directed grants in conjunction with its independent insurance agents and employees to fire departments across the country since 2004. The company has donated more than $21 million to more than 1,000 different fire departments.

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