Thompson Insurance Group and MAX® Contribute to International Association of Fire Fighters

(AUSTIN, MN) – The International Association of Fire Fighters is trying to purchase new hoods for each fire fighter in the department.  These hoods are designed to filter out about 90% of the carcinogens in the smoke they come in contact with to reduce the chance of causing cancer.  Thanks to a $500 grant from Thompson Insurance Group and their partner MutualAid eXchange (“MAX”), the department will be able to purchase five hoods.

David Thompson heads Thompson Insurance Group LLC, a member of Atlas Insurance Brokers.  He reached out to the International Association of Fire Fighters after learning about the MAX Agent Community Grant Program.  “I was a fire fighter on the department for nine years as a part time fire fighter,” Thompson said in his application for the grant.  “I have donated to the department in the past and am so pleased to partner with MAX Insurance® and its community grant program to make this gift possible.”

Thompson Insurance Group is an independent insurance agency representing MAX Insurance® in Austin and surrounding areas.  MAX Insurance®, based in Overland Park, KS, is a unique fair, faithful and socially responsible insurance enterprise.  Founded on religious principles, the company’s mission is to restore wholeness to communities and individuals in need.  It lives out its mission through a variety of quality, fairly-priced insurance products, outstanding personalized customer service and its non-profit Mutual Aid Ministries (“MAM”) program.

“MAX is more than an insurance company.  We truly care beyond the contract,” said David Wine, President and Chief Executive Officer.  “That’s why we are excited to partner with Thompson Insurance Group to help their fire department purchase these valuable hoods.”

For more information:

Thompson Insurance Group LLC
507 1st ST NW
Austin, MN 55912
Phone: 507-460-0029

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