Director, John Lasseter; singer Brad Paisley; Vice President Brand Marketing, Fireman's Fund Insurance Company, Paul Fuegner; and Los Angeles Assistant Fire Chief Matthews present a check for $25,000 to the Los Angeles Fire Department as part of Fireman’s Fund’s Heritage Program, supporting firefighters for safer communities at the Disney premiere of Planes: Fire & Rescue Tuesday, July 15 at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood.
As part of the Heritage Program’s 10 th anniversary, Fireman’s Fund presented a grant to the Los Angeles Fire Department on July 15 at the world premiere of Disney’s new animated feature Planes: Fire & Rescue.
“We are thrilled to join with Disney to award this $25,000 grant highlighting our commitment to supporting firefighters for safer communities,” said Lauren Bailey, vice president of entertainment insurance at Fireman’s Fund. “It is an honor to help support the true heroes like those at the Los Angeles Fire Department who put their lives at risk every day to help save others.”
“We are proud to serve the community and appreciate the generous support from these organizations,” said James Featherstone, Interim Fire Chief of the LAFD. “This grant will greatly increase firefighter safety and effectiveness.”
Funded by Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, this Heritage Program grant is part of a nationwide philanthropic endeavor, which is celebrating its 10 th anniversary this year. Founded in 1863 with a social mission to support the fire service, Fireman’s Fund today awards grants to fire service organizations for life-saving equipment, firefighter training and community education programs. Since 2004, Fireman’s Fund has awarded grants to more than 2,100 different organizations totaling more than $31 million — including more than $9 million in California.
Independent insurance agencies and brokers that sell Fireman’s Fund products are able to direct these grants to support the fire service.