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Honoring the Fireman's Fund Insurance Company upon the occasion of celebrating its 150th year of business in 2013

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring the Fireman's Fund Insurance Company
upon the occasion of celebrating its 150th year of business in 2013

WHEREAS, Organizations which serve the economic well-being and interests
of the people of this great Empire State merit the commendation of this
Legislative Body; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that
the quality and character of life in the communities across New York
State are enhanced by the concerned and dedicated efforts of business
organizations and individuals that generously contribute to the welfare
of the community and its citizenry; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor the
Fireman's Fund Insurance Company upon the occasion of celebrating its
150th year of business in 2013; and
WHEREAS, The Fireman's Fund Insurance Company is a premier property
and casualty insurance company providing personal and commercial insur-
ance products nationwide; and
WHEREAS, The Fireman's Fund Insurance Company insures thousands of
homes and businesses in New York State; and
WHEREAS, Founded in 1863 with the social mission to support the fire
service arranging to pay 10 per cent of company profits to assist the
widows and orphans of fallen firefighters, the Fireman's Fund Insurance
Company continued to honor firefighters by establishing its Heritage
Program in 2004 to support firefighters by providing grants for vital
equipment and training; and
WHEREAS, The Heritage Program of the Fireman's Fund Insurance Company
has awarded millions of dollars in grants throughout the United States,
including $ 1.8 million in New York; and
WHEREAS, In 1895, the Fireman's Fund Insurance Company established its
New York connection with the opening of the Atlantic Marine department;
and
WHEREAS, Many of the country's most famous New York and East Coast
based icons and events have been insured by the Fireman's Fund Insurance
Company, including Radio City Music Hall, the Statue of Liberty reno-
vation, the Spirit of St. Louis non-stop flight from New York to Paris
in 1927, and the 1971 World Heavyweight championship fight between Joe
Frazier and Muhammad Ali; and
WHEREAS, The Fireman's Fund Insurance Company has been an innovator in
providing a wide range of insurance; in 1906, it created the first
nationally available automobile insurance for American drivers; it
offered the first airplane insurance policy in the United States in
1913, and earned a national reputation for its hurricane coverage; and
WHEREAS, This auspicious occasion presents a unique opportunity for
this Legislative Body to recognize and pay tribute to the Fireman's Fund
Insurance Company; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when business
organizations of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our
attention, they should be recognized by all the citizens of this great
Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor the Fireman's Fund Insurance Company upon the occasion of cele-
brating its 150th year of business in 2013; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Fireman's Fund Insurance Company.

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  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 10 / Jun / 2013
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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