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Joe Bateman


Hello, my name is Joe Bateman.  I am the President of the Focus on Fire Prevention, Inc. of Orlando Florida (FOCUS).

I want to begin by thanking you and your department for your dedication to the citizens of your community.  Our mission is to provide Volunteer Fire Departments with the training and tools needed to enhance fire prevention efforts in your community. The subject matter experts working with FOCUS have years of experience in the fire service. We have joined together in an effort to acquire funding through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program for a Smoke Alarm Campaign Project.  The Fire Prevention and Safety Grants provide federal funds for fire prevention activities. We have been awarded a grant application comprised of volunteer fire departments from around the country creating our “Volunteer Team” focusing on home fire prevention and smoke alarms!

Our FOCUS on acquiring a “Fire Grant” to bring firefighters together for a training session encompassing lessons on “Community Risk Reduction” (CRR) that  will introduce you to highly effective fire prevention strategies for your community.  After you identify your community vulnerabilities (who is at high risk?), smoke alarms will be provided per the number you request on the attached survey form. We will review and provide training on the most effective techniques to install and place smoke alarms in residential occupancies.  You will learn how to encompass a Home Fire Safety Inspection and Presentation during your smoke alarm installation. We will work together to learn all about your community risks and to reduce the risk.


We provide you with the training and the Smoke Alarms free of charge. All we ask is that the Alarms are installed and the CRR Site Visit Questionnaire be completed.


Our Train the Trainer Class are held in Orlando in October and seating is limited. Please fill out the attached survey (you may need to click on enable edits at the top) and send it back.

Thank you so much for your partnership so we can FOCUS together on making our communities fire safe!

Feel free to email me with any questions.

Joe Bateman

Focus on Fire Prevention, Inc.