A properly installed and maintained smoke alarm is the only thing in your home that can alert you and your family to a fire 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Whether you’re awake or asleep, a working smoke alarm is constantly on alert, scanning the air for fire and smoke. A working smoke alarm significantly increases your chances of surviving a deadly home fire.
Through the Safe Neighborhood Campaign Grand Traverse Metro Firefighters are working door-to-door, and by request, to check and change batteries in smoke alarms, check and/or provide and install smoke alarms in homes that are in need, and provide local coupons for the purchase of additional smoke alarms.
Learn more about Sparky the Fire Dog, the official mascot of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and visit his website, where kids can explore and learn about fire safety in a safe and interactive environment. The popular site features content for children of all ages, including a fire truck section, cartoons, family activities, Sparky e-cards for kids to send to friends and family, and parent and educator information.
Customized Outreach – Working With Your Abilities
Hearing, sight, mobility, and cognitive impairments all increase the layers of fire and safety risks for the disabled. By raising the level of fire and life safety awareness for the disabled community, and for the surrounding population, we can eliminate many risks. The Customized Outreach Project is a fire and life safety public education initiative which focuses customized fire and fall prevention messages and home escape plans for those facing the obstacles of; mobility impairment, hearing loss or deafness, sight impairment or blindness, and/or cognitive impairments.
Risk Watch is the first comprehensive injury prevention program available for use in schools. Developed by NFPA and in collaboration with a panel of respected safety and injury prevention experts, Risk Watch gives children and their families the skills and knowledge they need to create safer homes and communities.
Car Seat Checks
Have your child’s seat inspected by Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians for: recalls, proper installation, appropriateness for child and other safety concerns.
Remembering When is a Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults developed to help older adults live safely at home for as long as possible. Remembering When was designed to be implemented by a coalition comprising the local fire department, service clubs, social and religious organizations, retirement communities, and others.