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How to get financial support for your smoke alarm installation program

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By Lisa Braxton

An essential component of a smoke alarm installation program is supplies: smoke alarms, batteries, ladders, drills, and other equipment. Many fire departments seek donations from local businesses to get the supplies they need. Planning and Implementing a Successful Smoke Alarm Installation Program has great suggestions for how to identify businesses that can help and how to approach them.

You can download the guide for free from the NFPA website and also review additional smoke alarm materials on the smoke alarm page.

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Source:: NFPA – Safety Information

Michael S. Williams

Michael S. Williams

Williams founded the Fire Services Training Institute in 1995 to find solutions to the challenges confronting the volunteer fire service. He has been an active member of California State Firefighters Association (CSFA) since 1994, having served on the volunteer and public relations committees, and as a southern division deputy director. He sits on several local organizations including the Santa Barbara County Fire Safe Council, the Tri-Counties Training Officers Association, Santa Barbara Chapter of CAER and is a founding member of the Santa Barbara PIO group Emergency Public Information Communicators (EPIC). He has been the author of many articles and a columnist for a local newspaper on public safety matters. He is also the co-host of Community Alert on KZSB AM-1290 in Santa Barbara. Williams has been a member of the California State Board of Fire Services since 2008. Prior to becoming involved in the volunteer fire service, Williams was a California police officer for 12 ½ years and a POST certified Field Training Officer. He is a licensed private investigator and security consultant specializing in self-insured, government and insurance defense assignments.


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