Joining forces with Kidde and Home Depot, the Douglas County Fire/EMS Department is pleased to assist citizens of Douglas County with obtaining smoke detectors for their homes.
This community risk reduction program is provided at no cost and is available through smoke detector donations while supplies last!
- We follow NFPA 72 standards for the installation of smoke detectors.
- We do not replace hard-wired smoke detectors – citizens will need to get electricians to replace hard-wired smoke detectors.
- All dates/times of installations are dependent on the call volume of fire crews.
- A waiver must be signed before smoke detector installation.
- This program is for residences and does not apply to businesses.
A smoke detector can save a life!
A few important facts regarding smoke alarms and how important they are to have installed in your home or office:
- Three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms.
- More than one-third (38 percent) of home fire deaths result from fires in which no smoke alarms are present.
- The risk of dying in a home fire is cut in half in homes with working smoke alarms.
- Smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years. Don't wait, check the date!
- Test your alarms at least once a month by pushing the test button.
- Every bedroom in your home needs a smoke alarm. Half of the home fire deaths happen between 11pm and 7am, when most people are asleep.