Smoke Alarm Canvassing Goal:
To reduce fire deaths & injuries by providing smoke alarms in high fire risk areas.
Using local data, fire departments should locate high fire risk areas in their communities to provide education and long-life smoke alarms.
High fire risk areas may include:
- Large percentage of older mobile homes
- Low-income residences with older adults or
- Areas with a large number of older homes.
- Grant application period is open from February 1 - 28, 2023.
- Interested fire departments and fire marshal offices, can access the grant through their department's OSFM24 platform.
- Smoke alarm installs and surveys must be completed within 6 months of receipt of alarms.
- NC fire departments reporting through NFRIS are eligible to apply.
- Approved grant recipients will receive alarms with the option to request more, depending on inventory.
- Recipients must submit required survey forms to be eligible to receive more alarms.
- Fire Chief must agree to the guidelines and approve grant request before submitting.
Grant award recipients are required to complete the following:
- Online Smoke Alarm Installation Program training (must be complete within one year of alarm receipt;)
- Home visits in targeted high risk areas;
- Provide fire safety education during home visits;
- Install smoke alarms in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions;
- Submit survey forms online within thirty days of installation and;
- Report lives saved and injuries avoided as a result of this project.