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Welcome to the KIPRC fire safety page. 


Fires are a major cause of death and injuries in Kentucky and throughout the United States.  Residential fires are especially dangerous.   This page contains information about how to protect yourself and your family from residential fires.  It also contains information about smoke alarm grant opportunities for local organizations and links to fire safety information provided by other organizations.




Fire Safety Information


This information will help you protect yourself, your family and your home from fires.

Fire Safety Tips

Smoke Alarms

Home Escape Plans



Smoke Alarm Mini-Grant Information


KIPRC currently offers a limited number of smoke alarm mini-grants each year to local fire departments, public health departments and other local organizations promoting fire safety.  These grants will provide free smoke alarms and fire safety educational materials to agencies that will install the alarms in local residences and provide fire safety education in their community.  These grants are supported by funds from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), through the Kentucky Department for Public Health. 


We expect to select two to four local organizations each year until 2011 to participate in one year projects in their local communities.  If you would like more information about this program, please read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.  If you have additional questions after reading that page, you may contact any of the project staff members listed at the bottom of the FAQ page.


            Frequently Asked Questions about the Smoke Alarm Mini-Grant Program


If your organization would like to be considered for a smoke alarm mini-grant project for the October 1, 2008 to September 30, 2009 project year, you will need to complete and submit a local project application.   The application forms and instructions can be downloaded in Microsoft Word (.DOC) or Adobe Acrobat (.PDF) format by clicking on the links below. You will need both documents (the application form and the instructions).   If you do not have either Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat, you can download a free copy of the Adobe Acrobat reader by clicking on the button below.


Please read the instructions and project guidelines carefully before completing the applications. Applications that are not properly completed may not be considered.

Documents in PDF format require Adobe Acrobat Reader (Free Download).



In order to be considered, applications must be returned by the date listed in the application instructions.


Each local agency that participates in the project will need to designate a local project coordinator. More information about the project can be found in the Local Coordinator's Guide.


Training materials for individuals involved in smoke alarm installation or other fire safety activities are also available.  These materials include:


Fire Safety and Fire Service Links


The following links can provide you with additional fire safety information:

Comments to Mark Schneider, Last Modified: July 31, 2009.
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