Farmers Insurance Joins With Oklahoma City Firefighters to Launch National Preparedness Road Show on April 8

Farmers Insurance Group of Companies®, together with Oklahoma City Fire Chief G. Keith Bryant and the Oklahoma City Fire Department, will launch its seven-city Disaster Preparedness Road Show on April 8, 2010 in Oklahoma City.


As part of the tour, local Oklahoma City Fire Fighters will provide local residents with information on how to prepare for a disaster and its aftermath. Also featured will be the Farmers' Mobile Command Center Bus (MCC), a 46 foot long rolling communications center equipped with state of the art communications equipment and supplies.

A special "Firefighters Appreciation Cookout" will also be prepared for area Fire chiefs and firefighters at the Oklahoma Fire Training Center, 850 N. Portland, Oklahoma City at 11:30 a.m.

  WHO:   Oklahoma City Fire Chief G. Keith Bryant and local firefighters
         John Lucido, Oklahoma State Executive Director, Farmers

  WHAT:  Farmers MCC is equipped with satellite communications to offer
         free laptop and cell phone service, food, supplies and help with 
         insurance claims to victims of disasters.

  WHEN:  Thursday, April 8, 2010
         5 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (Visiting Media facilities)

         11:30 a.m.  Firefighters Appreciation Cookout

  WHERE: Oklahoma Fire Training Center
         850 N. Portland
         Oklahoma City

"The MCC is one of three buses that are deployed to disaster sites throughout the United States to help customers and non-customers alike," explains Farmers Oklahoma State Executive Director John Lucido. "The bus also has generator power that can run a small hospital, evacuation center, or communications equipment of emergency services agencies should their power go down."

Farmers is a trade name and may refer to Farmers Group, Inc. or the Farmers Exchanges, as the case may be. Farmers Group, Inc., a management and holding company, along with its subsidiaries, is wholly owned by the Zurich Financial Services Group. The Farmers Exchanges are three reciprocal insurers (Farmers Insurance Exchange, Fire Insurance Exchange and Truck Insurance Exchange), including their subsidiaries and affiliates, owned by their policyholders, and managed by Farmers Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information about Farmers, visit our Web site at

  Contact:     Jerry Davies

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SOURCE: Farmers Insurance Group of Companies



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