Community Resources

Fire Safety

SALSA: Save A Life Smoke Alarm Program – (330) 841-1363

View the SALSA Brochure below:

SALSA Brochure Outside

SALSA Brochure Inside

If your household is in need of a smoke alarm and you would like to apply for one through SALSA, please complete the application form made available below. Two versions of the application are available — an electronic version that can be filled out in Microsoft Word, saved and sent as an email attachment to, and one that can be printed, filled out, and delivered to the Fire Department:

  • Home Fire Escape Drill

    The Home Fire Escape Drill is designed to help families practice two escape routes out of the house if a fire should occur. The plan should consist of a normal route through hallways and stairways and an alternative route through a window or onto a roof. To establish a Home Fire Escape Plan, you should:

    1. Draw a sketch of your home.
    2. Draw arrows to show both the normal and the alternative escape routes used to exit the home.
    3. Practice the Home Fire Escape Drill with all family members.

    What to do in the event of a house fire:

    • Sleep with bedroom doors closed to prevent smoke and fire from freely entering the bedrooms.
    • At the first signs of fire, yell or pound on walls to notify other family members of the fire.
    • Do not waste time getting dressed or gathering valuables.
    • Test the bedroom door for heat before opening it.
    • If there is smoke, get down on your knees and crawl under the smoke to the nearest safe exit.
    • Get to the designated meeting place outside.
    • Make sure that everyone is out of the house.
    • Call 911 from a neighbor’s house.
    • Once out of the house, do not go back in for any reason.

    General Home Safety Hints

    • Do not store combustibles (boxes, clothing, etc.) near furnaces, water heaters, or flame producing equipment.
    • Store flammable liquids (gasoline or combustible liquids such as kerosene) only in approved safety-type cans and never inside a house or near an open flame device.
    • Practice good housekeeping.
    • Also follow proper safety procedures when using a fireplace or wood burner.

Home Programs

Home Ownership Loan Program (View the Brochure)

The City of Warren Homeownership Loan program provides income-eligible residents with up to $5,000 that can be applied towards down payment and/or closing costs. For more information, please contact Susan D. Johnson at (330) 841-2595 Ext. 1.

Owner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program (View the Brochure)

The City of Warren Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation program provides income-eligible single-family homeowners with up to $35,000 to upgrade and improve their property in order to rehabilitate city residences and revitalize local neighborhoods. For more information, please contact Susan D. Johnson at (330) 841-2595 Ext. 1.

Emergency Home Repair Program (View the Brochure)

The City of Warren Emergency Home Repair program provides up to $5,000 ($6,000 if it is a roof) per residence to alleviate immediate threats to the health and safety of low-income city residents. For more information, please contact Susan D. Johnson at (330) 841-2595 Ext. 1.


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