The Winnabow Volunteer Fire Department’s Smoke Detector Program offers free smoke detector or battery replacement to residents that meet the following criteria:
- Lives within the Winnabow Fire District
- Own and occupy your home
- Are 1) Elderly 2) On a fixed income or 3) Handicapped
The smoke detectors and batteries are installed by our volunteer firefighters at no cost to the resident. To request an evaluation of your home for installation please fill out the request form below and you will be contacted to setup an appointment.
The Winnabow Volunteer Fire Department recommends that you install at least one smoke detector on every level of your home. Smoke detectors are designed to wake you up if a fire starts while you are sleeping. Be sure your smoke alarms are near bedrooms and other sleeping areas in your home.
When was the last time you heard your smoke detector? Battery-operated alarms should be tested once a month to make certain they are working. If you have any questions on how to conduct a proper test, please contact the Winnabow Fire Department.
Replace the batteries in your smoke detectors at least once a year. The Winnabow Volunteer Fire Department recommends you do this when you change your clocks to Daylight Savings Time each fall.
Replace your smoke detectors every ten (10) years. If you don’t know how old your smoke detector is, or if it is ten (10) years or older, replace it as soon as possible.
Smoke detectors save lives, but only if they are installed and working. The majority of fatality fires occur in homes without working smoke detectors. If you or your organization would like to donate new smoke detectors and/or 9 volt batteries to our program, please contact us.