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, materials, and funding assistance to eligible Oregon fire agencies for conducting a smoke alarm installation project in their jurisdiction.
The OSFM completed an evaluation on the program in 2015 and adjustments will be made to the program.
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. Visit our Training and Events page to view upcoming training opportunities.
- The fire agency must have an FDID number. If you are unsure of your FDID number, please visit the Active FDID Numbers web page.
- 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. If you request funding assistance, smoke alarm shipment will be delayed.
- 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.