Training 1. Overview 2. Program goals and objectives 3. Procedures – SOP 306.3 4. Materials and equipment 5. Installation of hardware 6. Marketing 7. Questions and concerns
3-Year Fire Causes 35% all fires cooking related 60% of all structure fires cooking related 65% occurred in single family dwellings Majority of fires happened in: Frog town, North End, Lower Eastside, Frog town, North End, Lower Eastside, West Side West Side
Saint Paul Fire Deaths 2004 -2010 = 15 fire deaths Average 2 per year Two 80+ yr olds, 1 child, all others 23-62 yrs. 10 out of 15 or 66% Male 80% in single family 80% poorest neighborhoods Time of day was not a factor 6 smoking, 2 cooking, 1 electrical, 1 child-set, 2 burns, 2 undetermined. 1 suspicious 1 child-set, 2 burns, 2 undetermined. 1 suspicious
Line of Duty Deaths, U.S. > 100 per year Single family residential Fires caused by smoking and cooking - NIOSH, National Fallen Fire Fighters, Everyone Goes Home
Goals of Project Safe Haven Reduce fires and fire deaths. Help residents create and maintain a personal living environment that is safe. personal living environment that is safe. Develop positive relationships in the community. Develop an efficient delivery system.
Scope of Project Safe Haven Owner-occupiedHomes Town homes Condos
Objectives By 2015 Reduce fires by 25%. Increase working smoke alarms and CO detectors by 25%. Reach at least 150 homes per year.
Procedures Market to community- cards, posters, programs/events. Resident completes Safe Haven checklist Sends “Citizen Request Form” to Fire Prev. Form and materials sent to District Chief OPTION: District Chief, Captain, and/or OPTION: District Chief, Captain, and/or company conducts home visit. company conducts home visit.
Materials/Supplies Citizen Request Form Citizen Request Form Home Owner Waiver Home Owner Waiver Safe Haven Program Completion Form Safe Haven Program Completion Form Tool kit w/ template, drill, ladder, etc. Tool kit w/ template, drill, ladder, etc. Lithium smoke alarms, digital CO Lithium smoke alarms, digital CO Literature requested by resident Literature requested by resident Materials and incentives Materials and incentives
Procedures Contact as soon as possible, make appointment Contact Training Division, enter on MATS Remain in-service (reschedule if needed) Unable to contact?
At the home… Have owner sign waiver Go through the Program Completion Form Install equipment, if needed 2 lithium smoke alarms 2 lithium smoke alarms * sleeping area * sleeping area * another level * another level 1 CO detector within 10’ of BR 1 CO detector within 10’ of BR
At the home, continued... Discuss/observe fire escape plan Inform them of upcoming FD events Present materials
While You’re There Answer questions or call back w/ answer Check things they request (water temp, crib slats, throw rugs, etc) (water temp, crib slats, throw rugs, etc) Remember our goals: * Safe living environment * Safe living environment * Reduce fires and fire deaths * Reduce fires and fire deaths * Build relationships * Build relationships Life safety hazards – send Form 4
Afterwards Enter “Activity code 99” on Firehouse system Return forms to Fire Prevention * Waiver * Waiver * Safe Haven Program Completion Form * Safe Haven Program Completion Form * Citizen Request Form * Citizen Request Form Data will be entered into AMANDA Any suggestions welcome Any suggestions welcome
Questions/Concerns Damage to house - covered FF injury – Workman’s comp covered, follow normal procedures of reporting. Other
Results 360 visits completed since 2009. No fires, fire injuries or fire deaths in any Safe Haven homes. any Safe Haven homes. No LODD in any Safe Haven homes. No FF injuries in any Safe Haven homes.
More Results Lives saved at 407 Thomas Avenue: “…Thanks so much for coming to our home and doing the fire safety inspection and for installing smoke alarms and CO detector. Unfortunately we had a carbon monoxide leak. We are thankful the detector went off and alerted us especially since my husband is at end stage cancer and was in the bed. The FD came and aired the house out and called Xcel. It was reading at 89 but they were able to get it to 0… P.S. the kids really enjoyed being able to explore the fire truck and equipment and ask questions. It was a fun learning experience…” - The Wrights - The Wrights