NFPA thanks FM Global for their support of the Backyards & Beyond Conference Scholarship fund. FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers, is supporting scholarships for public and fire service participation at NFPA’s Backyards & Beyond Wildland Fire Education Conference, being held in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, October 22 – 24, 2015.
FM Global leadership presented the award of $5,000 to NFPA President Jim Pauley and members of the NFPA Wildland Fire Operations Division on September 9 at a ceremony at NFPA headquarters in Quincy, Massachusetts.
While conference registration is open to all, members of the fire service and homeowners at risk from wildfire are often unable to participate due to limited budgets for such educational opportunities. The grant from FM Global enables NFPA to provide homeowners and fire service professionals from high-risk areas the chance to join the wildfire discussion with industry experts and peers, exchange valuable information and share lessons learned. The grant will support up to 8 scholarships to the conference.