Fire Prevention & Safety

  • McCool, Robert (PI)

Grants and Contracts Details


The Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC) proposes a project to install smoke alarms in low income, high risk homes in Kentucky (Ky) that lack smoke alarms. This project is modeled on our 3 previous CDC-funded smoke alarm installation / fire safety education projects and our 6 prior successful FEMA FP&S applications. This application is endorsed by the Ky Fire Marshal''s office, the Ky Dept. for Public Health (KDPH), the Ky Safety and Prevention Alignment Network and several fire depts. Overview: KIPRC will purchase long life, lithium-battery powered smoke alarms and fire safety education materials. KIPRC will partner with local fire departments and other organizations (e.g., local health depts., senior citizens'' programs, home health visiting programs, Safe Communities groups, etc.) and provide training and technical support to the local partners’ staff, who in turn will make direct contact with residents of low income, high risk households. Residents who need and will accept smoke alarms will have alarms installed by a project team member.
Effective start/end date9/18/19 → 9/17/21


  • Federal Emergency Management Agency: $264,388.00


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