CGI Windows & Doors of Miami is giving back to its local community this fall with donations to help firefighters and Habitat for Humanity.

Representatives from the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Training Facility in Doral, Fla., received a large selection of CGI doors and windows to be used in firefighter training.

According to Wesley Lebron, a training captain with Miami-Dade, this donation helps solve a huge problem: “As hurricane-resistant windows become the norm, we need to ensure our people are trained in how to properly breach windows and doors and get inside; we’ve discovered we need to use the largest circular saws we have, due to the toughness of the CGI windows.”

The hands-on approach is what makes the difference for the firefighters, Lebron said.

“It’s not something you can just read about; we need to be able to actually work with the windows and doors so our firefighters can be as effective as possible,” he said.

Approximately 30-40 training crews will make use of the donated doors and windows.

Meanwhile, brand-new hardware, deadbolts, and levers were donated to a local Habitat for Humanity chapter. The items will be used to build homes across the area.

“We take pride in being an active member of our community, and this includes giving back whenever we can,” said Steven E. Dawson, vice president and general manager of CGI Windows & Doors. “We very much enjoyed hosting a few of our local firefighters at our facility and getting to know them; we’re so grateful for all they do.”

 

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