The funding for this program comes from outside the department. In 2007 the department received a $25,000.00 FEMA Grant and subsequently purchased $10,000.00 worth of hard-wired smoke alarms, battery powered smoke alarms, strobe-light smoke alarms for the hearing impaired, Carbon Monoxide detectors and ionization detectors for those in need. The department has also received smoke alarms as donations from civic groups such as the Lions Club and the Rotary Club, and private companies such as Lowes and Home Depot of Morristown.
The program also receives notices of those in need from several community groups including Habitat for Humanity, Senior Citizens Center, Elderwatch, House Call, ALPS, both area hospitals, nursing homes and Latino organizations. Occasionally, individuals will stop by a fire station or approach a firefighter in public to inquire about smoke alarm availability.
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