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Smoke Alarm Installation Program for Fire Agencies

Due to budgetary restrictions, the application process for the Smoke Alarm Installation Program is currently suspended until July 2017.

The purpose of the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) Smoke Alarm Installation Program (SAIP) is to protect Oregon citizens by providing smoke alarms, at no cost, to Oregon residences that are otherwise unprotected. The program provides opportunities for local fire agencies to collaborate with the OSFM to address areas of their community at risk due to lack of protection provided by working smoke alarms. The program provides smoke alarms and educational materials to eligible Oregon fire agencies for conducting a smoke alarm installation project in their jurisdiction.

The OSFM completed a program evalu​ation in 2015. Since July 2015, the OSFM received over 80 applications requesting smoke alarms. We have enrolled 40 fire agencies in the program and distributed over 7,200 smoke alarms for installation in Oregon. The OSFM has exceeded its anticipated two-year goal of enrolling 10% (32 of 316) of Oregon fire agencies in the Smoke Alarm Installation Program. The OSFM updated the program goals to target high-risk demographics and improve the capacity and capability of rural and volunteer fire agencies that protect rural communities. For more information, contact 503-934-8228 or osfm.ce@state.or.us.

Steps to Conducting a Smoke Alarm Installation Project

  • To be eligible for a smoke alarm installation project:
    • ​​​The applicant must complete training on the program. There are currently no scheduled trainings. 
    • The fire agency must have an FDID number. If you are unsure of your FDID number, please visit the Active FDID Numbers web page.
    • *NEW eligibility requirement* The fire agency’s district boundaries cannot contain an incorporated city with a population over 10,000. The population of the entire district is not important, just as long as there is no incorporated city over 10,000 within the district boundaries. 
    • The fire agency must be NFIRS compliant:
      • ​Cannot be missing more than one month of fire incident data over the previous 12 month period.
      • Must report responses to all fire incidents.
      • Failure to report incident data for at least a year after approval will result in ineligibility for future projects.
  • Submit a smoke alarm installation program application (see below). 
  • Receive smoke alarms and program materials from the OSFM within 14 days. 
  • Install smoke alarms within 45 days of receiving the shipment.
  • Fill out smoke alarm installation/waiver forms for each residence where you installed a smoke alarm.
  • Submit installation/waiver forms to the OSFM within 10 days of installation.