Donation By Insurance Companies Keeps Burbank’s Emergency Services Rolling



Photo By Ross A. Benson

Due to limited budgets, fire departments across the country often struggle to upgrade or purchase critical equipment. Burbank’s Fire Department is no different as firefighters have been making do with an aging equipment trailer that wasn’t able to reliably carry the heavy load needed.

Wells Fargo Insurance Services is partnering with Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company  donated  $12,058 to the Burbank Fire Department to fund a specially designed, 18-foot, enclosed equipment trailer to haul items needed by the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) to the scene in a large-scale emergency.

The new trailer replaces an aging 14-foot model that was in need of regular repairs as it was not designed for such a heavy load.  This new trailer will transport all the equipment needed by the CERT team for search and rescue operations, and to help triage and provide medical support in the event of a disaster. It will also be used for public education; to bring handouts, displays and demonstration items to community events.

“Burbank’s CERT program has been a tremendous success in making our community a better and safer place to live,” said Burbank Fire Captain Jeffrey Howe. “This trailer will help the team do their job more effectively when it’s critical.”

Burbank Fire Department officials, firefighters, CERT team members, and executives from Wells Fargo Insurance Services and Fireman’s Fund  came together for a special public event where the grant package was  presented.


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