“SAFE” stands for Safety Assessment for Emergencies. SAFE is for seniors and disabled persons who are living in homes without adequate home security equipment and fire safety appliances.
Your home is safer if you have:
- Smoke Detectors (replace every 10 years)
- Reflective House Numbers
- Carbon Monoxide Detectors (where appropriate)
- Annual replacement of batteries
- Peepholes in exterior doors
- Dead bolt locks
Is Your Home SAFE?
The “better safe than sorry” adage certainly applies to making sure your home has basic safety and security devices. The Rowan County Senior Services Department is making the detectors, house numbers and batteries available to any senior 60 years of age and older to improve safety in the home. Just stop by the fire station to request what is needed, and if installation assistance is required, we can make the arrangements to assist. The dead bolt lock and peepholes are reserved for those with the greatest need and generally must be recommended by a law enforcement officer or social worker. A bonded locksmith is employed to help install these devices, if approved.
What Does the SAFE Program Cost?
All material costs are provided for by a grant from The Blanche & Julian Robertson Family Foundation Inc. Although recipients of the SAFE Program will not be charged, they will be given an opportunity to contribute, which will be used to support project expenses.
Who Provides the Service?
The SAFE Project was conceived by public service agencies and senior representatives who serve on the “ARE YOU OK?” program committee that provides a daily telephone safety check. The Landis Fire Department is a participating agency of the SAFE Project.
What are the Objectives of the SAFE Program?
- To give advance warnings of dangerous fires, smoke, and carbon monoxide levels.
- To help emergency responders to identify homes more easily in crisis.
- To make homes less susceptible to break-ins and potential violence.
- To lessen the fear and anxiety for Seniors & Disabled persons living alone.