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Working smoke alarms save lives, and cut the risk of dying in a home fire in half. That’s why the Arlington Fire Department collaborates with the American Red Cross to install free smoke alarms. Smoke alarms should be installed in every sleeping room, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of the home.

Install smoke alarms away from the kitchen (10 feet from cooking appliances) to prevent nuisance alarms.

Test smoke alarms at least once a MONTH.

Change smoke alarm batteries at least once a YEAR.

Replace smoke alarms when they are TEN YEARS old.

Do you need a smoke alarm?  If you cannot afford to purchase smoke alarms or are physically unable to install a smoke alarm within the City of Arlington, the Red Cross may be able to help. Teams from the American Red Cross will come to your home and install 10-year alarms for FREE. Visit the site below and request your free smoke alarm from the American Red Cross today!

Visit the Red Cross website, or call the Arlington Fire Department at 817-459-5500 for more information.

*Note- Our alarms are 10-year alarms that do not require battery changes. We cannot remove or replace hardwired alarms but can place the new one next to any old or expired ones.