Indiana working to make Hoosier homes safer

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security received more than a million dollars in federal grants.

Posted: Dec 12, 2018 7:20 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - The state is working to make sure Hoosier homes are safer in the event of a fire.

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security received more than a million dollars in federal grants. The money will go towards equipment and training, fire prevention and home safety, as well as training related to hazardous chemicals.

The money will also help start a statewide campaign to put 10,000 smoke detectors in homes. The grants will supplement the $800,000 in federal funding that the IDHS returned to indiana counties to support local emergency management.

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