Williamsburg Fire Department accepted a check for a $20,000 grant from the National Trust Insurance Company and Fireman's Fund Insurance Company. The grant funds were used for firefighter training and new equipment, including a positive pressure fan, large generator, water vacuum and equipment chargers.
The funds also paid for training for city firefighters at the Newport News Fire Training Center.
"It's critical that our firefighters have the tools and training to provide the best service possible to the community," Williamsburg Fire Chief William Dent said. "We are extremely grateful to the National Trust Insurance Services and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation for this grant."
City and fire officials, firefighters and executives from Maury Donnelly & Parr, National Trust Insurance Services, Wells Fargo Insurance Services and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation came to the city's fire department Monday for a grant presentation.
Funded by the Fireman's Fund Insurance Company, the grant is part of a nationwide philanthropic program.
Since 2004, Fireman's Fund has awarded grants to more than 2,100 different organizations totaling more than $32 million, including $416,000 in Virginia.
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