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Smoke alarms

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Call FFD for help at (615) 791-3270!

Request a FREE smoke alarm if you meet the following conditions:

  • You live in the City of Franklin.  (If you live outside the City of Franklin click HERE to find your fire department and contact them to make your request.) 
  • You do not already have working smoke alarms in your home.
  • The smoke alarms in your home are more than 10 years old.
  • The smoke alarms in your home are NOT hardwired. 
  • You reside on the property in which you are requesting alarms.
  • The home is not new construction (new residential construction is ineligible for the program).

Smoke alarms are not guaranteed. We don't always have alarms available.

This is a smoke alarm installation program only. Alarms will NOT be handed out. Firefighters will install the alarms in the residence.

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If you and your family are asleep when a fire breaks out in your home, the smoke won't wake you up - it will put you into a deeper sleep.  That's why most fatal fires happen at night, when people are homes without working smoke alarms.

Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries. HavingPhoto of fireman performing smoke alarm installation a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, a 2008 survey found that 96 percent of U.S. households had at least one smoke alarm, yet in 2003-2006, no smoke alarms were present or none operated in two out of the five (41 percent) of the reported home fires.

Almost two-thirds of reported home fire deaths in 2003-2006 resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. 

When smoke alarms fail to operate, it is usually because batteries are missing, disconnected or dead.

Please take action today to protect your family with working smoke alarms in your home.  If you need assistance with installation, battery replacement, or cannot afford to purchase smoke alarms for your home, please call the Franklin Fire Department right away at (615) 791-3270.