Supporting firefighters for safer communities
Firefighters today need equipment to respond to all types of emergencies — including vehicle accidents, natural disasters, medical emergencies, even terrorist attacks — in addition to the most up–to–date firefighting tools.
However, funding challenges have left many volunteer and career fire departments without adequate resources to meet all these challenges.
Enterprise boldly goes where no space shuttle has gone before: New York
As NASA's Space Shuttle program comes to a close, the shuttle that started it all has landed in a new home.
The Enterprise, NASA's original prototype orbiter from the 1970s, has made its final voyage to become a permanent exhibit at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City.
And though it was far from the dangers of space travel, there were still risks to consider — which is why the museum turned to Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, a leading provider of insurance for aviation and marine industries.
Stunts and action sequences pose unique insurance risks for summer blockbusters
Iron Man, Batman, and Spider-Man may make being a superhero look easy, but for normal humans, filming this summer's big-budget action movies involved many risks and safety issues.
Movie studios must protect themselves from a variety of insurance risks and liabilities to their cast members, crew, and the production process.
Americans embrace travel insurance as a hedge against Olympic hassles
Over 500,000 visitors are expected to attend the 2012 Summer Olympics. In fact, London expects to see an increase of 30% in global tourists over last year.
More people traveling means more stress on the travel ecosystem — the infrastructure of airlines, car rentals companies, hotels, and restaurants. And when travel plans change, or worse, need to be cancelled, the impact on travelers can be both financial and emotional.
We're proud to be a part of American progress
At the time of its construction, many experts said it was impossible to build a bridge across the Golden Gate strait that connects San Francisco Bay with the Pacific Ocean. Strong, swirling currents, deep water (372 feet deep at the center), ferocious winds, and dense fog would prevent its construction.
But the bridge would defy its critics to become one of the most ambitious public works projects in US history, taking four years, thousands of workers and 83,000 tons of steel to complete.