Who: Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson, St. Louis Fire
Andy Knudsen, Fireman's Fund Insurance Company
Dan Daly, Parcel Insurance Plan (PIP)
Director John Huff, Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial
Institutions and Professional Registration
What: $36,949 for EZ-Scape Self Rescue Belts
When: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.
Where: St. Louis Fire Department Headquarters
1421 N. Jefferson
St. Louis, Mo, 63106
Parcel Insurance Program, a local subsidiary of Brown & Brown Insurance, has partnered with Fireman's Fund Insurance Company to donate $36,949 to the St. Louis Fire Department to purchase EZ-Scape Self Rescue Belts.
The donation of $36,949 provides the necessary funding in order for the St. Louis Fire Department to secure an EZ-Scape Self Rescue Belt for every fire fighting position.
The EZ-Scape Self Rescue Belts are integrated into each firefighter Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA). An SCBA is the air tank a firefighter wears to provide breathable air for respiratory protection. The EZ-Scape Self Rescue Belt will provide each firefighter with a means of escape from dangers when working two or more stories above the ground. The EZ-Scape Self Rescue Belts will allow firefighters to safely exit upper floors of a building through a window if they become trapped by the path of a fire.
St. Louis Fire Department and Missouri Department of Insurance officials, firefighters, executives and employees from PIP and Fireman's Fund will come together for a special public event where the grant package will be presented.
You are cordially invited to assign a reporter and or camera / videographer. Interview and photo opportunities will be available.
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