Vancouver Fire Marshal’s Office receives $224,000 grant for Project Home Safe campaign

The grant will support the Vancouver Fire Marshal’s Project Home Safe campaign to reduce the frequency and severity of residential fires through fire and life safety education and outreach

VANCOUVER — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the city of Vancouver’s Fire Marshal’s Office an approximately $224,446 Fire Prevention and Safety grant.

The grant will support the Vancouver Fire Marshal’s Project Home Safe campaign to reduce the frequency and severity of residential fires through fire and life safety education and outreach. It is the fourth FEMA grant the Vancouver Fire Marshal’s Office has received since 2012 for its community risk reduction activities supporting fire and life safety.

“Project Home Safe unites zero fire ignition strategies that focus on stopping fire before it happens with reactionary fire safety education, like fire escape planning, free home safety surveys and smoke alarm installation,” said Vancouver Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli.

The city launched Project Home Safe in 2015. Vancouver Deputy Fire Marshals and Fire Corps volunteers go door-to-door, showing residents simple ways to reduce the risk of home fires. To date, this program has reached more than 1,700 households annually. 

FEMA’s Fire Prevention and Safety grants support projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and related hazards. The primary goal is to reduce injury and prevent death among high-risk populations.

Information provided by city of Vancouver.

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