Free Smoke Detectors

Free Smoke Alarms
Posted on 10/20/2020
Does Your Home Have Working Smoke Alarms? Are Your Smoke Alarms over 10 years Old?

Call the Akron Fire Department to get FREE SMOKE ALARMS.


Operation Save-A-Life, a program of the American Red Cross Northeast Ohio Region, provides FREE smoke alarms to Summit County residents. Smoke alarms are installed by trained Red Cross volunteers and local firefighters at no cost to residents. Please note that there may be a slight delay in the actual installation depending on volunteer availability.

Why do I need smoke alarms?

Smoke alarms provide an early warning of fire and can increase the chances of a safe escape. According to Fire Department statistics, nearly 75% of deaths in house fires are caused by smoke rather than burns. Children and senior citizens are at greatest risk.

Install smoke alarms on every level of your home.

Test the batteries and the alarms once a month.

Change your batteries twice a year.

Smoke alarms — even “hard wired” alarms — only have a 10 year life span.

Develop a home escape plan in case of fire. Have at least two exits from every room and designate an outside meeting spot.

Keep matches and lighters away from children. Put them in high places well out of their reach.

Keep anything that can catch fire away from space heaters. Unplug them when not in use.Sound the Alarm Logo
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