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City offices are closed Monday, November 11, in observance of Veterans' Day.  

Smoke and CO alarm installation assistance (battery operated only)

Fill out this form for assistance from Fire Prevention Division staff regarding smoke alarms.

You will be contacted within two business days of receiving your request to schedule a specific time for your appointment.

General advice about smoke alarms

  • We recommend replacing your smoke alarms every seven years, or as recommended by the manufacturer (whichever is sooner).
  • Dust can collect in smoke alarms, causing false alarms. We recommend vacuuming your smoke alarms monthly (as best you can without taking them apart). 
Please provide the following details
Our staff will help you install new batteries, but you must supply them. Please have the new batteries on hand when we visit. 

Some locations may be eligible to have one or more battery-powered smoke alarms installed by the City. We will work with you to determine your location's eligibility.

Staff cannot provide or install hard-wired smoke alarms, but we we will assist in plugging in a new (hard-wired) alarm that you supply, if the new alarm uses the same wiring harness or connector as the old alarm.

BFD will help you install owner-purchased alarms, but is unable to provide them for your entire residence. Please ensure you provide battery-operated alarms in order to receive assistance. 
Contact information
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Acceptance of waiver
Liability Waiver: In consideration of your accepting this form submission, I state and affirm that participation in this program is voluntary. I understand that the program is not an essential service provided by the City; that certain risks are inherent and that these risks, anticipated or unanticipated, may result in injury or damage to persons and/or property. I hereby assume all risks in connection with the program; agree to hold the City or anyone acting on behalf of the City harmless and waive any right to make claims or bring lawsuits for any injuries or damages related to the alleged negligence of the City. This waiver does not apply to any injuries or damages that are a result of willful, wanton or intentional misconduct by the City or anyone acting on behalf of the City.

By clicking the "agree" option and entering my name in the electronic signature field below, I acknowledge having read, understood, and agreed to the above waiver, release, and hold harmless agreement.