Racine Fire Department to distribute smoke detectors

RFD logoThe Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin Charitable Foundation (PFFWCF) received notification from the Department of Homeland Security and The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that their request for financial assistance under the Fiscal Year 2014 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program – Fire Protection and Safety Grant has been awarded in the amount of $54,848.

The grant is for a comprehensive home fire safety campaign with door-to-door smoke alarm installations targeting low-income neighborhoods in Wisconsin communities.

The PFFWCF has partnered with the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Smoke Alarm Fire Education Committee (WisSAFE), and fire departments across Wisconsin to accomplish the installation of over 3,600 smoke alarms.

Following the federal procurement regulations the PFFWCF has awarded Menards’ bid to supply at least
3,600 smoke alarms. The PFFWCF has partnered with Menards and Kidde to supply and distribute smoke
alarms, educate the public, and continue the program well into the future.

One of the greatest risk factors for fire related death is poverty. For this reason, priority was given to fire
departments protecting the highest number of people living below the poverty level.

The Racine Fire Department has received 180 smoke alarms to distribute to City of Racine residents.

If you live in the City of Racine and do not have working smoke alarms, please call the Racine Fire Department, Fire Prevention Bureau at 262-635-7915.