$525,000 campaign aims to curb fire deaths statewide

  • Source: Detroit News
  • Published: 04/11/2019 11:18 AM

Michigan residents can expect to hear more about fire safety and the need to install smoke alarms in their homes, an effort made easier with a grant of more than $500,000, state fire officials said. State officials are stepping up efforts through MI Prevention, an initiative that aims to lower the number of fire fatalities, injuries and property loss across the state, which national officials have ranked among the top 10 for deaths in blazes from 2011-15. As part of the campaign, officials will install 21,384 smoke alarms and 6,455 carbon monoxide detectors by Aug. 1 as well as educate more than 30,000 firefighters on ways to boost fire prevention efforts. Public service announcements, billboards and other awareness-raising efforts also are planned, State Fire Marshal Kevin Sehlmeyer told The Detroit News.


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