Miller Glass and Glazing (MMG), based in Pompano Beach, Fla., has partnered with the Boynton Beach Fire Department to donate unused glass for their fire training. The first of such donations is valued at about $3,000, according to a press release.
The idea came from one of the MMG staff, whose husband and brother-in-law work in the fire department.
Fire departments throughout the country train their staff in different scenarios for the personnel to be efficient in their jobs, as many are life and death situations. The glass that has been provided is unused and varies in thickness, which allows firefighters to assess which tools are the best to use in certain situations. Impact glass was also included in the donations, as several homes and businesses across South Florida have impact glass installed due to frequent hurricanes.
“The first donation of glass has been delivered and we will continue on-going glass donations to support our firefighters. Thank you to all of our first responders who make continual sacrifices to serve our community,” said Sid Miller, owner and president of Miller Glass and Glazing.
“We are thrilled that a local company like Miller Glass & Glazing recognizes the importance of our training and would team with us on this initiative. We thank them for their support,” said paramedic Bernard Arias.