Do You Have A Working Smoke Alarm?

smokedetectorIf you live in Gastonia you CAN get a smoke alarm (formerly called detector) through a program sponsored by the the Gaston County Fire Marshal's Office.

Who can get a smoke alarm?
If you live in Gastonia or Gaston County, own your home and do not have a smoke alarm in your home, you are eligible to get a one through this program. If you rent your home, your landlord is required by law (§42-42) to install a properly operating smoke alarm. You and/or your landlord are responsible for maintaining the smoke alarm by replacing the battery (recommended twice per year) in your home.
How can I get a smoke detector?
If you need a smoke alarm for your home go to:

  • Click on Government
  • Click on Departments and Services
  • Click on Fire Marshal
  • Click on Fire & Life Safety Education
  • Click on Request a Free Smoke Alarm
  • Fill out the Smoke Alarm Request Form
  • Information will be sent to your fire department
  • A fire department representative will contact you to schedule a date/time for installation

If you do not have access to a computer, please call 704.866.3355. When you call, you will need to give your name, address, and telephone number. Your local fire department will call you to arrange a time to visit your home to install a smoke alarm. 

Will I have to pay?
There is no charge, although you may make a donation to help other families to receive a smoke alarm if they cannot afford one. Numerous organizations, individuals, and businesses have donated funds for this project.

What if I have questions?
If you have questions about a smoke alarm, or need further information about the program, please call 704.866.3355.

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