Allied Insurance Brokers, Inc. Provides $8,000 Grant to Shaler EMS

Unit Rescued Allied Employee During Critical Episode

Shaler Twp, PA (January 31, 2008): On June 3, 2007, Allison Park resident Shelly Schafer, a 43-year-old mother of two, collapsed from a ruptured brain aneurysm while grocery shopping.  Shaler Emergency Medical Services (EMS) answered the 911 call.

Thanks to their quick response, Ms. Schafer is expected to make a full recovery.  “I don’t remember too much from that day,” says Ms. Schafer.  “My husband has told me that Shaler EMS wasted no time in getting me to the hospital.  I realize how every second counts in these situations, and that’s why I’m so grateful to the unit.”

In recognition of their life-saving efforts, Allied Insurance Brokers, Inc. where Ms. Schafer is a Sr. Vice President, will present a Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company grant of $8,000 to Shaler EMS.  Funds are earmarked for upgrading the organization’s cardiac monitors from monophasic to biphasic technology.

It’s vital we have the most up-to-date technology so we can do our jobs effectively and efficiently,” points out Joe Johnson, Shaler EMS Manager.  “The American Heart Association as well as the majority of experts in the field have changed their standard of care from cardiac defibrillation to biphasic technology.  We truly appreciate the support of Allied Insurance Brokers and Fireman’s Fund in helping us better protect our community residents.”

Ms. Schafer will join several of her Allied coworkers as well as Fireman’s Fund representatives for a special public event to present Shaler EMS personnel with the grant package.

About Allied Insurance Brokers, Inc.

Founded in 1982, Pittsburgh-based Allied is a nationwide niche property & casualty insurance broker focused exclusively on serving the equipment rental and party goods, scaffold, crane, wood products industries and human services organizations.  This focused approach creates a wealth of benefits for their clients.  As a full-service organization, Allied offers wholesale insurance for independent agents and brokers and in-house underwriting capabilities.  For more information, please visit

About Fireman’s Fund

Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company is a premier property and casualty insurance company providing personal, commercial and specialty insurance products nationwide. Founded in 1863 with a mission to support firefighters, Fireman’s Fund continues this mission today through the Fireman’s Fund Heritage program. Fireman’s Fund is a member of the Allianz Group (NYSE: AZ), one of the world’s largest providers of insurance and other financial services. It is rated ‘A+’ by Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services. For more information, visit