As part of its commitment to safety and controlling costs, the town of Rochester’s Police Department was awarded a $5,000 loss control grant to purchase an emergency trailer and equipment such as barricades and safety cones that will protect police officers and other municipal employees, motorists, and pedestrians in and around emergency areas, road work and construction zones.
Rochester received the grant from the Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association (MIIA), which provides property and casualty insurance to the town. MIIA awards loss control grants to its member municipalities to fund equipment purchases and implement training programs that address safety and loss prevention issues. These proactive efforts help protect the town, its employees and citizens by avoiding accidents and potentially costly claims.
“This is a great asset for the Town of Rochester,” said Police Chief Paul H. Magee. “The trailer is loaded with traffic control equipment such as traffic barrels, barricades, traffic cones, detour signs and clean up equipment. It will be used to enhance scene safety at major incidents and at town events like the Country Fair and Memorial Day Boat Race.”
The Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association is the non-profit insurance arm of the Massachusetts Municipal Association. As a member-based organization, MIIA’s only focus is to provide excellent service and quality risk management solutions to Massachusetts municipalities and related public entities. MIIA insures nearly 400 cities, towns, and other public entities in Massachusetts. For more information please visitwww.emiia.org and www.mma.org.