Montana Fire Dept. Wins Fireman’s Fund Award

April 6, 2011 by   - () Leave a Comment

Leavitt Recreation and Hospitality Insurance (LRHI) has announced that the Evergreen Volunteer Fire Department of Kalispell, Mont., is the winner of a $5,000 grant funded by the Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. Heritage Program.

The fire department was nominated by Rocky Mountain Hi RV Park and Campground of Montana, according to a news release.

Fireman’s Fund, in partnership with Sturgis, S.D.-based LRHI, recently asked RV park and campground owners to nominate their local fire departments for this grant. Nominees were entered into a random drawing. As this year’s winner, Evergreen Volunteer Fire Department can use the money for needed equipment, firefighter training, and community education programs.

“We had a lot of positive feedback at industry conventions about this program,” said Chris Hipple, vice president of LRHI. “We were very pleased with how many people sought us out and took the time to register for the benefit of their local fire department.”

Last year a $10,000 grant was awarded to Crisp County Fire Department in Georgia through the LRHI drawing. Fireman’s Fund has awarded over $7 million in grants nationwide through their employees and independent agents.

LRHI has over 25 years of experience insuring RV parks and campgrounds and is one of the largest servicing agencies in the nation. With this focus, the agency has achieved an elite status with the insurance companies they represent. LRHI maintains open communication with their carriers to modify coverage and to respond to the changing insurance needs of their clients.

LRHI is affiliated with the Leavitt Group, an organization of independent insurance agencies with 115 offices across the United States. As the 12th largest brokerage in the nation, the Leavitt Group provides affiliated agencies with management services, specialty products, and greater access to insurance markets that create a stable insurance environment for clients. More information about the Leavitt Group and LRHI can be found at and


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