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Rental Safety Program Coming To Bozeman

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Bozeman City Commissioners want to make sure residents are safe while they are renting homes in the city.

Right now the Bozeman Fire Department is working on a program that will teach tenants about what to look for while finding a place to rent.

While the program will focus on teaching people to look at smoke detectors, sprinklers and other important tools in their apartments, the fire department will also do voluntary inspections of the units with the results posted on the fire department's website.

Bozeman fire officials said it is something they've needed for years.

"Unfortunately over the years we've had fatalities in rental units," said Jason Shrager, Bozeman Fire Chief. "We've noticed a trend in some instances for very unsafe conditions to exist."

Shrager hopes to have the program ready by April.

That's when Montana State University students start looking for places to rent for the fall.

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