Smoke Detector Installation Program

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.  save a life Opens in new window

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.kidde Opens in new window