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Fire Safe 802 Program


FIRE SAFE 802 is a Vermont Community Risk Reduction home fire safety improvement program. The program was launched in 2017 with funding support from a FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) Grant. The program is a comprehensive statewide program that works with local fire departments and other community volunteers, to build on past fire prevention efforts and prevent fires in high-risk single-family homes before they happen and if one does occur, we make sure the residents have working smoke and CO alarms for early warning and provide education to provide the knowledge to escape. 

Teams have made immense progress in conducting home safety surveys, providing fire prevention education, and installing smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in homes that need them.  But there is more work to be done.  All Fire Safe 802 resources and supplies are free to fire departments and teams to pass along to the community. 

Fire Safe 802 Program Aims To:

  • To empower local fire departments and other community volunteer teams to conduct home safety surveys, identifying and correcting home fire hazards and identify any additional needs.

  • Provide free in-home fire safety prevention education and perform home safety visits to ensure each home is equipped with working home safety devices and assist with installing them on site.

  • Provide special devices and assistance for older Vermonters and people who are hearing impaired.

  • Perform additional studies and detailed risk assessments, to develop CRR plans and other resources that can support local teams' continued prevention efforts.

Fire Safe 802 is a comprehensive statewide program that got aloarmsworks with local fire departments and other community volunteers. The mission is to build on past fire prevention efforts and to help prevent fires in high-risk homes and single-family homes before they happen.

To achieve this, we can provide training and education in multiple fire and life safety techniques for use in schools and community gatherings. Another way is to assist with education on working smoke and CO alarms as early warning devices. We can also provide education and training in the event of a fire, on how to escape safely from your home. Fire Safe 802 is a collaborative program helping you help your community be fire safe.

This program is designed for owner occupied single-family homes only. It is not designed to fulfill insurance policies requirements or code inspection requirements. Residential buildings that are classified as rental property, Rooming and Lodging or other types of occupancy may require additional fire detection and fire and building code measures that the Fire Safe 802 program is not designed to provide.

paperProgram Reference Guides

ALARM Quick Reference Guide

TEAM Reference Guide

Program Modifications due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Home Fire Safety Visit ~ Service Acknowledgment Form { Fillable PDF For Teams Use