Kingsport FD gets grant to provide smoke detectors

POSTED: 10:42 PM Sep 11 2013   UPDATED: 5:29 PM Sep 11 2013
Smoke Detector

The Kingsport Fire Department is set to begin its new smoke alarm distribution program.

The new program funded in part by a FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Fire Prevention Grant will provide 1000 dual sensor smoke alarms with 10yr lithium batteries and 100 hearing impaired alarms to residents who fall under the federal poverty income levels and reside in five targeted areas of Kingsport.

Residents in the targeted areas may receive up to two smoke alarms with 10yr lithium batteries that should last the life of the alarm.   

KFD Smoke Alarm Distribution Financial Guidelines

Household Size Income Per Year*
 For each additional person, add$4,020


The KFD Smoke Alarm Distribution Program uses the federal poverty income levels that are commonly used as guidelines for health programs

Hearing impaired alarms will be distributed to eligible residents in the zones who have provided evidence of a medical need.

The smoke alarms in the is program are the Kidde Dual Sensor Alarm PI9010.

These alarms have Ionization Sensors which sound more quickly when a flaming, fast moving fire occurs, and Photoelectric Sensors which are quicker at sensing smoldering, smoky fires.