Senior SAFE is a grant program that supports fire and life safety education for seniors. Seniors have a high risk of dying in a fire. Fire and burns risks for seniors include: cooking, smoking, home oxygen use, and electrical and heating dangers.
Senior SAFE also aims to improve safety in senior housing. Programs include:
- smoke and carbon monoxide alarm installation
- testing and replacing batteries
- installation of house numbers
- heating limiting devices on stoves
- in-hood stove fire extinguishers
Education is key to improving the safety of seniors at home. Senior SAFE creates partnerships between agencies that serve seniors and fire departments. Together, these agencies collaborate on local fire and life safety education programs.
FY21 S.A.F.E. and Senior SAFE Grants
State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey is pleased to announce that the S.A.F.E. and Senior SAFE Grant applications for Fiscal Year 2021 are now available. The applications are due back at the Department of Fire Services no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 27, 2020.
FY20 S.A.F.E. and Senior SAFE Grants and Year-End Report Form
As part of the contract for S.A.F.E. and Senior SAFE, fire departments agree to submit the year-end reports by the due date. Your FY21 application is incomplete if any year-end reports are missing.
The FY20 Year End Report is due January 31, 2021.
The fire department must also report all fire incidents through June 30, 2020 before grant funds are released.