The Vancouver Fire Marshal’s Office received nearly $220,000 in federal funds this year to continue its recurring outreach campaign aimed at preventing residential fires.
The program, Project Home Safe, allows deputy fire marshals and Fire Corps volunteers to go door-to-door and talk with residents and homeowners about simple ways that they can reduce the risk of starting a fire at home.
It started in 2015 and has since reached more than 10,000 Vancouver households.
“Project Home Safe unites zero fire ignition strategies that focus on stopping a fire before it happens to reactionary fire safety education like fire escape planning, free home safety surveys and smoke alarm installation,” Vancouver Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli said in a media release on Monday.
The $219,818 in FEMA funds is the sixth such allotment from the federal agency.