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Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2014 9:05 am

The Tucson community will be safer thanks to a $10,000 donation to the Tucson Fire Department. Awarded by Leavitt Recreation and Hospitality Insurance and Fireman's Fund Insurance Company, the funds will purchase smoke detectors for at-risk families in the community and scene lighting.

The 245 smoke detectors are tamper proof and certified for a ten year life without requiring battery changes to better ensure residents have time to escape safely if a fire breaks out in their home. The department provides safety education with the smoke detectors to parents in Tucson who are identified as having need.

The three portable, battery-powered lighting units will be used by fire investigators when examining evidence on scene. This type of lighting is crucial because most of their investigations occur at night in structures where power has been disconnected in the course of fighting the fire. Previously the department primarily used handheld flashlights which make sifting through debris difficult.

Tucson Fire Department officials, firefighters, and executives from Leavitt Recreation and Hospitality Insurance and Fireman’s Fund will come together for a special public event where the grant will be presented and the equipment displayed:

Date / Time                                              

Thursday, April 24, 2013

4:00 p.m.                                                                                                 


Tucson Fire Department, Fire Station 1

300 S. Fire Central Place

Tucson, AZ

The grant is part of a nationwide philanthropic program funded by Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company.  Founded 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 1,900 different organizations totaling more than $31 million – including more than $250,000 in Arizona.  Independent insurance agencies and brokers that sell Fireman’s Fund products, like Leavitt Recreation and Hospitality Insurance, are able to direct these grants to support the fire service.

Through this program, Leavitt has directed over $225,000 in grants to fire departments nationwide.

“We are proud to help in such a meaningful way, knowing these firefighters and community will benefit from the donation,” said Chris Hipple of Leavitt Recreation and Hospitality Insurance. 

To learn more about the grant program and other grants awarded in Arizona, visit To learn more about the rich history of Fireman’s Fund, visit or


About Leavitt Recreation and Hospitality Insurance

For over 25 years, Leavitt Recreation and Hospitality Insurance, an affiliate of the Leavitt Group, has served the specialized insurance needs of RV park, campground and resort owners. Their agents are experts in insuring RV parks and campgrounds and as an independent agency; they match the correct carrier with their clients’ individual needs. For additional information,


About Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company

Founded in 1863, Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company is a premier property and casualty insurance company providing personal and commercial insurance products backed by industry-leading claims and risk management solutions. Fireman’s Fund is a leader in high-net-worth, entertainment, and green insurance. Fireman’s Fund is a member of the Allianz Group, one of the world’s largest providers of property and casualty insurance, ranked 28th on Fortune’s Global 500 list of the world’s largest corporations. For additional information, visit

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