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S.A.F.E. Family Program - Smoke Alarms for Every Family

Smoke alarms are the life-saving success story of the past 30 years.

According to NFPA statistics, each year, three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in homes with either no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. The risk of dying in a reported home fire is reduced by 50% in homes with working smoke alarms.

In 2015, the Office of the Fire Commissioner, Red River Mutual, Manitoba Firefighters' Burn Fund and the Manitoba Association of Fire Chiefs partnered to implement a province-wide smoke alarm installation program.

The S.A.F.E FAMILY program is simple. Fire department personnel across Manitoba install smoke alarms in homes to  make residents and communities safer.

This program is focused on high-risk residents in your community which include: homes with young children, older adults, people with disabilities, new Canadians and low-income households. The homes must be owned by the residents and cannot be rentals.

The installation program kit is available to all fire departments in Manitoba. Fire departments must complete an application form outlining how they plan on implementing the program in their community and indentify the number of families they plan on targeting.

S.A.F.E. FAMILY - Smoke Alarms for Every Family Fire Department Application Form

Smoke alarms fail, most of the time, because of missing, disconnected or dead batteries.
The Office of the Fire Commissioner developed a “planning and installation kit” for fire departments. The kit contains all the components required to implement a successful installation program.

S.A.F.E. FAMILY Planning and Installation Kit

Resources for Fire Departments to implement the S.A.F.E FAMILY Program in their community: 

  1. Computer Generated Presentation
  2. Sample News Release
  3. Radio psa 1 and psa 2
  4. S.A.F.E. Waiver
  5. S.A.F.E. Data Collection Form
  6. S.A.F.E. Facts about Smoke Alarms
  7. Managing Nuisance Alarms
  8. S.A.F.E. kid’s form - School Handout
  9. Keeping Safe from the Silent Killer
  10. Handouts from Red River Mutual:

Working together, we will make Manitoba a safer place to live.

For more information regarding the S.A.F.E FAMILY Installation program, contact the Office of the Fire Commissioner at 204-726-6855 or 1-888-253-1488 or email