Fireman’s Fund Announces New Insurance Coverage for Fire Departments


NOVATO, Calif. (Dec. 3, 2010) – For more than 140 years, Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company has been a loyal supporter of the fire service and today, it is announcing a new suite of insurance products for fire departments.

Fireman’s Fund is partnering with Fire Insurance Risk Enterprise, LLC, to offer comprehensive insurance solutions to fire departments and districts. Insurance products include professional liability, medical malpractice, property (includes equipment and vehicles), and umbrella.

“In working with fire departments, our real goal is prevention – to help reduce claims in the first place,” said Jeff Griffin with Fire Insurance Risk Enterprise. “We are placing a heavy emphasis on auto driving safety and offering appropriate coverages to protect the departments and districts.”

Currently, this insurance is available to any public fire department or district in 11 states: Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Washington, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Colorado. Fireman’s Fund and Fire Insurance Risk Enterprises plan to expand the program nationwide.

“We have a long history and connection with the fire service and are very forward-focused on safety and prevention,” said Lori Fouché, president of Commercial Insurance at Fireman’s Fund. "Fire departments across the country have long asked us to create an insurance product designed just for them. With the expert claims service provided by Fireman’s Fund, fire departments will not only receive the best coverage, but also the best claims response should something happen.”

Fire departments or districts interested in receiving a quote or learning more should call: (877) 743-4737.

About Fire Insurance Risk Enterprise, LLC

Fire Insurance Risk Enterprise, LLC provides a variety of risk management services with a proven record of accomplishment that includes low loss ratios and excellent client retention for the agent. Its approach is to blend classical risk management techniques with specific techniques to address fire service exposures. Instead of "Telling the organization how to be safe," FIRE LLC works with the agent and the fire department to embrace a stronger safety culture. This collaboration permits organizations to perform their dangerous tasks in the safest manner possible.

About Fireman’s Fund

Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company is a premier property and casualty insurance company providing personal and commercial insurance products nationwide. It is rated ‘A+’ by Standard & Poor’s Rating Services as of November 23, 2010. Fireman’s Fund is a member of the Allianz Group, the world’s largest provider of property and casualty insurance. For additional information, visit

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