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IDHS > About IDHS > Fire & Building Safety / Services > Fire Safety & Services > State Fire Marshal Smoke Alarm Program State Fire Marshal Smoke Alarm Program

Welcome to the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Smoke Alarm Program.  This program would not be possible without the State Farm Insurance grant program.

The following is the information on what is being provided, when and how to apply, restrictions and recommendations for the use of this program.

This is an installation program. Smoke alarms provided through this program must be installed by members of your agency in each household.

Who can apply: Small fire departments or volunteer fire departments that have limited business partnerships or are limited to no funding to place towards the purchase of smoke alarms for their community.

Application Period:  The application period for this grant will be on going until the alarms are gone.

The Product:  Kidde Photoelectric with 10 year batteries.

How to apply:  A representative from your department must fill out the application 60 days prior to an event.  All questions must be answered for the application to be reviewed for acceptance.  The following are recommendations and restrictions placed on this grant to provide alarms to as many departments that are in need.

Restrictions:  The grant that you have requested has the following restrictions placed on it:

  • Must be an installation program.  The smoke alarms must be installed by members of your agency or by members of your organization’s partnerships (i.e. Boy Scouts, church organizations, Kiwanis, Elks, Optimist, etc.) in each household.
  • This program will provide only one (1) smoke alarm per household.
  • If more than one smoke alarm is needed for the household, it is the responsibility of your organization to either provide one or provide the education to that family about purchasing another one.
  • There will be a limit of 10 smoke alarms per application
  • Since this program would not be possible without the help of State Farm, when doing a smoke alarm blitz you must invite your local State Farm representative.  They may not attend but you must at least ask.


Download Application Form 

(Note: Save the completed form to your computer or print out and scan to submit as an attachment. Email details on the form.)

  1. The application can be found at the link above and filled out by a representative of the requesting department. 
  2. Completed applications must be sent via e-mail or mailed 60 days before proposed event.
  3. Applications will be reviewed by the IDHS Division of Fire and Building Safety in a timely fashion.
  4. An acceptance, delay or denial letter will be sent to requesting representative within five business days of review of request.

Approval/Final Report:  If request is approved:

Download Final Report Form

  1. It will be your responsibility to pick up the alarms at a designated date and time.
  2. Requesting representative will document the receiving of order and the distribution of smoke alarms.
  3. A final report shall be turned in 60 days after completion of project.  Please note that there are statistical questions that must be answered for the final report.

Please mail or e-mail both your application and final report to:

Robert Johnson
Office of the State Fire Marshal
302 W Washington St
IGCS, Rm E241
Indianapolis, IN  46204