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FLIR System Provided by Grant to Portland Fire & Rescue


Posted: April 7th, 2010 8:14 AM

Portland Fire & Rescue will accept a $7,000 dollar grant from Wells Fargo Insurance Services in conjunction with Firemans Fund Insurance. This is the latest in a long line of grants from Firemans Fund, and has been used to purchase a Forward Looking Infared Radar (FLIR) system for one of Portland Fire's Rescue Boats.

This FLIR system will greatly enhance the capabilities of the rescue boats. The FLIR system will allow firefighters to, "see in the dark", allowing for quicker rescues at night or in stormy weather on Portland's waterways.

Portland Fire & Rescue would like to invite the media to a demonstration of this life-saving equipment.

When: April 7, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Where: 05 SE Madison, Portland Fire Station 21 (at the foot of Madison under the east end of the Hawthorne Bridge.)

Why: FLIR system demonstration and media ride-along on Portland Fire's rescue boat.

Join Portland Fire Chief John Klum and representatives from Wells Fargo Insurance Services and Firemans Fund Insurance as we test drive this new technology that will save many lives in Portland.

With this $7,000 grant Portland Fire & Rescue has received a total of $99,635 in grants from Fireman's Fund Insurance Company and their Heritage Program since November of 2006. The program has awarded more than $25 million in grants to over 1,500 fire departments/fire service organizations through the Heritage Program and more than $330,000 in grants have been awarded in the state of Oregon.

About Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA, Inc.
Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA, Inc., headquartered in Chicago, Ill., is the fourth largest insurance brokerage firm in the world, according to Business Insurance magazine, and the largest bank-affiliated insurance brokerage firm in the United States. We provide insurance brokerage and administrative services, as well as a wide range of financial and consulting services to thousands of satisfied customers. Today, we have 200 offices across the nation with more than 8,200 professionals who place more than $15.5 billion in risk premiums. For more information, visit www.wellsfargo.com/wfis.

About Fireman's Fund Insurance Co.
Fireman's Fund Insurance Company is a premier property and casualty insurance company providing personal and commercial insurance products nationwide.  It is rated ‘AA-' by Standard & Poor's Rating Services.  Fireman's Fund is a member of the Allianz Group, one of the world's largest providers of insurance and financial services.  For additional information, visit www.firemansfund.com.


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