No One in Frederick County Should Be Without Working Smoke Alarms Proper Smoke Alarm Placement Dear Residents of Frederick County, thank you for taking the time to read this important message. As a life-long resident of Frederick County and a member of the fire and rescue service for over 30 years, I can say without a doubt that you have a well trained and dedicated fire and rescue service ready to serve and protect you at a moment’s notice. Whether you are in need of emergent assistance or just have a question or concern, the men and women that comprise the Frederick County Fire and Rescue Services stand at the ready to help.
Importance of Smoke Alarms
the fire service has emphasized, for years, the importance of having
properly installed and maintained smoke alarms in your home. This
emphasis is no different in Frederick County and the message is clear - smoke alarms save lives.
Yet, our experience shows that it is still an all-too-common occurrence
to find residences with non-working smoke alarms or no smoke alarms at
all. This is not an acceptable risk to us in the fire and rescue service
and it does not have to be a risk that you and your loved ones have to
accept. Through a weekly door-to-door campaign over the past year, your
local fire departments have visited over 4,000 homes, installed over 500
smoke alarms, replaced over 300 smoke alarm batteries, and checked over
1,500 smoke alarms for proper operation. A phone call or email is all
that it takes to make sure that you, your family, and loved ones have
working smoke alarms in your home. If you cannot afford smoke alarms,
your local fire department will install 10-year, lithium battery-powered
smoke alarms for you and at no charge. If you need help testing,
changing batteries, installing or replacing your smoke alarm, or just
have questions, we are there to help as well. Remember, 65% of home fire
deaths occur in homes with no working smoke alarms. Why live with this
statistic when you do not have to? Your smoke alarms are the single most
important piece of equipment in your home and probably the cheapest to
maintain. Please read the smoke alarm information contained on this website and call today if you need assistance. There's no excuse for not having properly installed or maintained smoke alarms!
Please take the time to contact us! Your life may depend upon it!
Hearing Impaired Alarms Note: Smoke alarms for the hearing impaired are also available.