Resources for Kansas Fire Service
Station open houses and classroom visits are great ways for fire departments to promote fire safety to children. There are also opportunities to promote fire safety and prevention with senior groups, business and civic organizations, neighborhood associations, etc.
We have resources available to help you do the best job possible to keep citizens safe and to educate them about fire safety. Check out the list of resources and complete the online form if you see any resources you're interested in obtaining from our office.
Kansas Firefighter Recruitment and Safety Grant Program
The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) is providing no-match grants to volunteer/part-time Fire Departments across the state for personal protection equipment (PPE). This would include bunker gear, fire helmets, fire boots, and self-contained breathing apparatus units for new department members. Additionally grants would be available for extractors and junior firefighter programs, as well as physicals not covered by the individual's insurance or reimbursed by their department.
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Bullex Fire Extinguisher Training System
Conduct important fire safety education training for the entire community–anytime, anywhere. The Bulls Eye Laser-Driven Fire Extinguisher Training System allows you to train safely in any setting. Take your fire prevention program directly to the public - in an office building, on campus or at your own fire department. See it in action.
Smoke Alarm Installation Program
In September 2014, the Office of the State Fire Marshal implemented a statewide residential smoke alarm installation program as a fire prevention effort. Saving the Lives of Kansans - One Home at a Time allows trained volunteers to install smoke alarms in owner-occupied homes free of charge. Smoke alarms are available to fire departments at no charge - we just ask that you make personnel available to personally install them. Learn more about the program.
Educational Prevention Supplies
Hosting an open house or setting up an information booth at a community event? We can provide you with educational materials and promotional items such as coloring books, plastic firefighter helmets, erasers, etc. to distribute. For a full list of available materials, contact our office at 785-296-3401.
Training Webinars for Inspectors
Our office frequently offers free webinars to help inspectors be better prepared when they are conducting inspections of local businesses, schools, daycare centers, nursing homes, etc. Our aim is to provide the knowledge that will help make facilities throughout the state safer from fire hazards. Check our calendar for upcoming webinars, plus other training opportunities.
Video Lending Library
The OSFM maintains a DVD and video library covering subjects that have an educational value in the field of fire prevention and fire protection. The materials are available to individuals and agencies at no cost except for the postage to return the videos back to the OFSM.
Can We Find Your House in an Emergency Cards
A home that can be quickly identified with a street address easily seen from the street can save valuable time as first responders arrive on the scene after an emergency call. These cards can be distributed at community events or in partnership with your local utility companies as bill-stuffers.
Toys or Lighters Display Case
Many novelty/toy-like lighters look like animals, miniature cars, and other objects that attract children. Other lighters are look-alike miniatures of adult tools or instruments. For example: cell phones, hammers, paintbrushes, and felt-tip markers. These novelty lighters are dangerous in the hands of children unable to tell the difference between a toy and a lighter. Our display case of novelty lighters is available for educational programs in Kansas.