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Fireman's Fund Insurance Company began in 1863, in San Francisco, and our name reflects our colorful beginnings. We were named for an arrangement in which we paid 10 percent of our profits to widows and orphans of firefighters - a social mission that today provides millions of dollars in grants for equipment, training and educational programs to fire departments across the country. Our first policy was on half-interest in 1,000 kegs of Boston syrup. The premium was $12 cash in advance.

In 1991, Allianz, AG of Munich, Germany, acquired Fireman's Fund. Allianz is one of the largest property-casualty insurers in the world. As of December 31, 2004 Fireman's Fund has assets of more than $11.6 billion, with more than $2.9 billion in policyholder surplus. Since our acquisition by Allianz in 1991, Fireman's Fund's gross written premiums have grown from just over $3 billion in 1992 to just over $5 billion in 2004.

Fireman's Fund is an A rated insurer by the A.M. Best Company, Standard & Poor's and Moody's.

Fireman's Fund Values
Fireman's Fund values reflect our history, our character, our keys to future success and our historical ties to firefighters and the values they embody.

  • Courageous
  • Caring
  • Inspired
  • Dependable

From the pioneer spirit of the Gold Rush to the majesty of the Golden Gate Bridge, the rich history of Fireman's Fund symbolizes the character of the people who built this company. That spirit is alive today in Our Values, which motivate us to achieve outstanding results as we deal honorably with our customers, agents, communities, and each other.

Responsibility to Our Communities
At Fireman's Fund, we have a long tradition of leadership as a socially responsible company dating back to our founding social mission. This leadership is particularly evident in the aftermath of catastophes, such as Hurricane Katrina and the San Diego Wildfires.

Our commitment to integrity, represented in our Code of Conduct, is a cornerstone of our financial success. And this success allows us to contribute to the community.

We support our corporate responsibliity by publishing and holding our employees accountable for meeting the standards of our Code of Conduct.

"Without character, man amounts to nothing, and the same is true of a corporation, which is man’s creation. Character involves honesty, integrity, loyalty and fair play. These qualities are the foundation of a code which the Fireman’s Fund has followed throughout its entire existence, in all its relationships – with agents, policyholders, stockholders, employees and competitors."
J. B. Levison
President of Fireman’s Fund, 1917 to 1937





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