The NC Department of Insurance, Office of State Fire Marshal, Injury Prevention section is happy to announce that the 2020 Smoke Alarm Canvassing Grant is now open for new applications and alarm reorders for previous grant recipients! The smoke alarm grant system allows you to streamline the process by requiring one-time application submission, shorter online mobile surveys and one click reorder options. You are only be required to submit one application. If you received the grant in 2019, you do not need to reapply. The 2020 application period will close on January 31. This is a competitive process and early submissions are encouraged.
New Applicants: Once your 2020 application is approved, your regional Injury Prevention Specialist will be in touch to arrange for smoke alarm delivery. You will receive a letter with links and a password to submit your surveys and reorder alarms. Only submit surveys for alarms received from this grant. No other application is needed to reorder smoke alarms, but 54 smoke alarms must be accounted for through online surveys before OSFM will approve another shipment.
2019 Recipients: Do not reapply for the 2020 grant. You only need to request new alarms (option 8 below). Please note: If you still have smoke alarms from the 2019 OSFM Smoke Alarm Canvassing Grant, please install those alarms and complete the surveys for those alarms before requesting additional alarms (option 7 below). Any requests for alarms without 100% reporting will be denied. Previous alarm requests from 2019 that were not filled, will be filled in order received as inventory is available.
Below are the guidelines to apply for smoke alarms as well as requesting new alarms under the grant system and instructions on how the grant system works. Please contact Claudia Summers at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding the Smoke Alarm Canvassing grant system. Thank you for your dedication and support for Injury Prevention and the Smoke Alarm Canvassing Grant Program.
Chief State Fire Marshal
Deputy Commissioner of Insurance
Deputy Director, Injury Prevention
Director, Safe Kids NC
Guidelines to Apply
- There is no deadline for grant application requests. This will be an ongoing grant if resources are available.
- All community canvassing and smoke alarm installs must be completed within six monthsof receipt of alarms.
- NC fire departments currently reporting through NFRIS are eligible to apply.
- NC agencies that have been trained to install alarms are eligible to apply.
- Grant recipients will initially receive 54 alarms. Agencies that submit their survey forms will be in good standing and eligible to receive additional alarms.
- Grant applications must be complete.
- Chief/Manager/Director of agency must agree to the guidelines and approve grant request prior to submitting.
Smoke Alarm Canvassing Grant Process
- To apply go to the NCDOI/OSFM/Injury Prevention website and click on Smoke Alarms or click link below: https://www.ncdoi.com/EZ/AlarmApply
- Read about the Smoke Alarm Installation Program, complete the trainings and submit application.
- Application will be reviewed by OSFM and you will receive either an approval or denial letter. If application is denied, we will contact you to discuss the reason for denial and how to correct application.
- Once approved, you will receive a confirmation letter via email with links to survey submission and how to reorder additional alarms.
- Your regional Injury Prevention Specialist will contact you for delivery.
- Install alarms in high risk areas and conduct home surveys.
- Submit smoke alarm surveys online. All 54 alarms must be accounted for before you can request additional alarms. http://www.ncdoi.com/OSFM/Injury_Prevention/Forms/AlarmInventorySystemSurvey.aspx
- Once your submit all surveys from a previous shipment you can request Additional Alarms click the link below: https://www.ncdoi.com/EZ/AlarmRequest