Reader Barbara Alevras may have been joking when she wrote on the Wilmington Patch Facebook page, but it's not too much of an exaggeration.
"Liberty Mutual should just automatically write a check to Wilmington when they have those contests," she posted. "We reign supreme in these community support contests."
Alevras was one of many Wilmington residents excited by the news that Wilmington won its . The $10,000 sum was earned because more Wilmington residents took the fire safety quiz in droves and became one of 10 national winners.
Wilmington Fire Chief Ed Bradbury said the money will be used to purchase a portable LUCAS chest compression system for improved medical emergency response. The system is designed to deliver uninterrupted compressions at a consistent rate and depth to facilitate the return of spontaneous circulation.
Bradbury will be presented with the department’s award this Monday, at the Board of Selectmen meeting. Wilmington Patch will be in attendance, so be sure to check back for complete reactions.
“It’s great to see our community rally together and pledge a commitment to fire safety to help Wilmington earn the $10,000 grant,” said Kristen Gryglik, sales representative in Liberty Mutual’s Boston office. “We have a shared responsibility to make Wilmington a great place to live and work, and supporting our local fire service is a great way to keep our families and homes safe and secure.”