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firemark

firemark
In colonial America, a plaque, usually cast in lead and affixed to the façade of a house, indicating that the owner of the house had contributed money to the local volunteer fire department.
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Seven finalists were selected from hundreds of submissions, and for the first time ever, the winners of the National Firemark Award were brought to a public vote on Facebook.
of firemarks firms started 1700s, insurance for homes their own brigades Those insured they covered.
Chestna, right, receives the Firemark Award for Heroism from District Chief Frank DiLiddo, left, and Jamie S.
4) For information on firemarks, see George Algernon Fothergill, British Fire-marks from 1680, Edinburgh and London, 1911; John Vince, Fire-Marks, Aylesbury, 1973; and Brian Wright, Brian Henham and Brian Sharp, The British Fire Mark, 1680-1879, Cambridge, 1982.
Even firemarks can deteriorate from white-lead disease, which crumbles the lead paint.
As regulators enhance the reserve requirements of companies to more adequately reflect investments, those companies with shaky investments in real estate and junk bonds will likely need to increase their reserves and, for many of the medium-size mutuals, this will be a problem unless they increase capital," says Joanne Morrissey, Firemark vice president.
Panel includes JOSEPH BARONE/THE FIREMARK GROUP, JAMES ENGLISH/J.