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Cumberland Insurance Group Supports Antique Fire Engine Restoration

December 15, 2009

(L-R) FMBA Local 52 Treasurer Elvin Beardsworth, Bridgeton Fire Chief David Schoch, Cumberland Insurance Group Controller
Frank Wilson, Bridgeton Battalion Chief Todd Bowen, and FMBA Local 52 Secretary Anthony Brago.

BRIDGETON, NJ: The Cumberland Insurance Group is proud to support efforts by the Bridgeton Firefighter’s Mutual Benevolent Association (FMBA) Local 52 to restore the city’s antique 1944 Mack Open Cab Fire Engine. Cumberland recently presented a check for $1,000 towards the FMBA’s restoration fund.

According to Bridgeton Fire Department Battalion Chief Todd Bowen, “The Mack’s engine still operates but the vehicle is in need of other mechanical repairs and cosmetic refinishing. Firefighters view antique engines as symbols of tradition, pride, and our own influence on history. Once completed, the Mack will become a familiar sight in the community, being showcased at numerous community events, and serving a historical and educational role for the Department.”

“In 1844, The Cumberland Mutual Fire Insurance Company was established to provide fire insurance coverage to farms, private residences, and small businesses located in and around Bridgeton, New Jersey,” said President and CEO Robert P. Brady. “Since that time, Cumberland has enjoyed a special relationship with the city’s firefighters beginning with the formation of the Minerva Volunteer Fire Company in the 1850s. In fact, the Minerva horse drawn hand pumper fire wagon is still represented today as part of our Company logo. This project holds a special place in our hearts, and we are proud to make this contribution to the FMBA’s restoration fund.”

The Cumberland Insurance Group, established in 1844, is celebrating its 165th anniversary and currently serves over 120,000 policyholders in the states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland. In 2008, the Company had Total Admitted Assets of $315,595,220 and a Policyholders’ Surplus of $140,166,468. For more information about The Cumberland Insurance Group, or to find an independent agent near you, please visit