Genisys Credit Union sparks a match with Waterford Regional Fire Department in supporting fire safety program

AUBURN HILLS, MI (October 17, 2019) — Tradition continues as Genisys Credit Union sponsors the Waterford Regional Fire Department’s Fire Safety Program, which teaches students the importance of fire prevention and safety with the aim of spreading the message to their families.

“Genisys is proud to sponsor a vital education program that impacts the lives of students, but also those surrounded by them,” said Jackie Buchanan, President / CEO of Genisys Credit Union.

The Fire Safety Program is a year-round effort operated by the Waterford Regional Fire Department. Throughout the duration of the program, the department brings their portable safety house to elementary schools in Pontiac and Waterford, to educate students on escape protocol in case of a fire as the safety house fills with theatrical smoke. Once done, students receive a brochure in order to create a fire safety plan with their family as well as precautionary checklists to help keep their households safe.

The Fire Educational Series is part of Genisys Credit Union’s ‘Making a Difference’ Campaign. The campaign aims to support and serve communities across Michigan, allowing the credit union to give back to the communities who have helped Genisys become one of the largest credit unions in the state of Michigan.

“Waterford Regional Fire Dept. would like to thank Genisys Credit Union for their continued support and generous donations,” said Kurt Vine, Waterford Regional Fire Prevention Education Coordinator, “With this donation we are able to reach out to over 8,000 children a year and teach them of the importance of fire safety. Thank you to Genisys for helping us in keeping families in Pontiac, Waterford, and Lake Angelus safe.”

Genisys looks forward to another year of education success.

Kurt Vine teaching students the importance of fire safety.

About Genisys Credit Union

Genisys Credit Union is a not-for-profit, member-owned financial institution that has been committed to helping its members financially since 1936. Based out of Auburn Hills, MI, the credit union is the fourth largest in Michigan with over 271,000 members and 33 branch locations. With a highly competitive suite of products such as High Yield Genius Checking and Youth Savings Account as well as loans for small to mid-sized businesses, Genisys specializes in providing consumer and business financial solutions through its branches, a multi-channel contact center, and a variety of mobile and online banking services. Genisys has consistently received the highest 5-star Bauer Financial Rating for safety and soundness along with receiving recognition from S&P Global Market Intelligence as a nationwide Top 10 Performing Credit Union. They are also proud to be committed to their communities by annually volunteering over 4,400 hours and partnering on over 1,000 community events. Connect with Genisys on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok by following @genisyscu. For more information visit


Theresa Doan
Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility
Phone: 248.835.8674

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