How to get a free smoke detector

4:07 PM, Jan 11, 2013   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- By law, every Georgia home is required to have a working smoke detector, but many metro Atlantans can't afford them. 

If you can't afford a smoke detector, you can request one from your local fire department for free.  First Alert, working with the 11Alive Help Desk, has donated 5,000 of them to insure that every homeowner who needs a smoke alarm gets one.

"If you have a local station down the street, you can reach out to them, or you can call your city or county office and ask for the local fire department," said Glenn Allen, spokesman for Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens.

If your fire department has a smoke detector available, they will come out and install it for you for free. If they do not have them, they will be sent the units for free.

Homeowners can also call Commissioner Hudgens' office at 800-656-2298.

They will double check with local fire officials. If one still isn't available, Allen said "We'll send the fire department a smoke alarm that has your name and address on it, and they will come and install it for you."

Additionally, he said anyone can ask their local fire department to come out and inspect or install their smoke alarm for free. They'll also help you replace the battery.


Counties that offer smoke detectors

Atlanta Fire Department
404-546-7097

Barrow County Fire Department
770-307-2987

Bartow County Fire Department
770-387-5151

Carroll County Fire Department
770-830-5882

Cherokee County Fire Department
Captain/Fire Safety Educator/Safe Kids Coordinator
Chad Arp
770-721-7808

City of Atlanta Fire Department
404-546-7000

City of Decatur Fire Department
404-373-5092

Clayton County Fire Department
770-473-7833

Cobb County Safety Village
770-852-3270

Coweta County Fire Department
770-254-3900

Dekalb County Fire Department
678-406-7770

Douglas County Fire Department
770-942-8626

Fayette County Fire Department
770-305-5414

Fulton County Fire Department
404-612-5700

Gwinnett County Fire Department
678-518-4845

Gordon County Fire Department
706-629-8851

Hall County Fire Department
770-531-6838

Henry County Fire Department
770-288-6619

Paulding County Fire Department
770-222-1160

Rockdale County Fire Department
770-278-8401

Walton County Fire Department
770-466-9070

Fire Commissioners Office
800-656-2298

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