The goal of the Kentucky Fire Safety Initiative is to raise money for the purchase of smoke detectors in all homes in Maysville and Mason County, Kentucky.
In October of 2015 two adults and three children lost their lives in a house fire in Maysville. After the tragedy, the Kentucky Risk Injury Prevention Center began dropping off smoke detectors for the Maysville Fire Department to distribute to local residents. When the KRIPC shifted its focus to opioid death prevention, the donations ceased and the smoke detectors were exhausted.
This community service project seeks to pick up where the KRIPC left off. It seeks to turbo charge the effort by raising enough money for adequate protection (one in each bedroom and one on each floor) for every residence in Maysville and Mason County Kentucky.
The owner of this account is Andrew Wood, who also serves on the Maysville, Kentucky, City Commission. Andrew and his four children are spearheading the effort.
No salaries are being paid from donations made here. All proceeds will be used for the purchase of smoke detectors and for the actual costs of furthering this project such as postage and supplies. No salaries or other disbursements will be made from these funds and all workers are volunteers
If our goal is exceeded, it is anticipated that the extra funds would be spent on purchasing carbon monoxide detectors and/or fire escape ladders.