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MI Prevention will provide a data driven Community Risk Reduction (CRR) statewide outreach to identify, prioritize, and address all hazard risks. MI Prevention is meant to inspire and stimulate conversation between a diverse coalition of state partners, and to assist communities towards their own CRR and personal Statewide Collaboration and Engagement Framework (SCEF) with a mutually beneficial goal to create safe, healthy, and resilient communities.
Our mission is to provide sustainable community risk reduction programs to minimize fire deaths, injuries, and property loss within the state of Michigan. We will achieve our goals by fostering collaborative relationships, implementing education programs, establish data and analytics and develop more strategic community outreach. To provide consistent and accurate educational programs for communities, schools, and the fire service to create safe, healthy, and resilient communities.
Our data driven approach will be used to identify population risks and implement SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-based) goals to address the specific challenges that each community faces. Through the data established and documented since 2018 we can see trends that gives us more insight into our fatal fire issues. The #1 cause of fatal fires is smoking, and those most at risk include Michigan citizens over the age of 40. We also know that most fires originated in the living room with the victims being found within inches of the front door and more fires occur within the hours of 6pm and 6am. Through these fire fatalities and with our smoke alarm home installations we are finding that most homes do not have working smoke alarms.
Our trends are validating that we need to improve education on fire behavior, find new and improved ways of educating on the need of escape plans and get more working smoke alarms into homes.
The State Fire Marshal and MI Prevention, thanks all participants in the statewide smoke alarm and CO detector installation program. With the help of organizations and fire departments across the state, we are hopeful that we will achieve our goal to reduce the number of structure fires statewide, and thereby protecting the health and safety of our citizens and firefighters. We look forward to continuing to work with our partners to keep our communities safe.
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Who We Are
MI Prevention’s collaboration with all 5 Fire Organizations, over 600 Fire Departments, and 350 community organizations has helped make the State of Michigan residents safer in their communities.
Check out our Fire Stats and data dashboard to see what is happening in your community.
Fire Department and Organization Resources
Top 4 MI Prevention Fire Department Resources
Educators are vital in the efforts for fire safety. The Mi Prevention team has provided a collection of resources to assist educators both inside and outside the classroom. Below you will find the popular resources or you can visit the MI Prevention Educators Resources page with all available resources here:
For additional education resources. Please visit the Fire Department and Organizational Resources page here:
Top 4 MI Prevention Educator Resources
Fire Safe Michigander Resources
This section contains valuable fire safety and prevention resources for Michiganders. The most commonly requested resources are listed below. Additional resources can be found here:
Youth firesetting prevention information and resources can be found here:
Top 4 MI Prevention Fire Safe Resources
Need a Speaker or Media Request?
Need a Story?
MI Prevention and the State Fire Marshal is always available for comments, interviews, and sound bites towards topics of Fires, Fire Prevention, Community Risk Reduction, Carbon Monoxide, and fire behavior.
Need a Speaker?
MI Prevention and the State Fire Marshal are available to speak on a wide variety of topics for your organization. We have programs available to fill a 10 min slot to an entire day towards community risk reduction and strategic planning for your organization.
MI Prevention CRR Division Chief