Smoke Alarm Program

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Each year more than 3,000 people, in the United States, die in home fires. Most of these deaths occur in homes without a working smoke alarm. A working, properly installed smoke alarm significantly lowers the chances of dying in a fire. The Rock Springs Fire Department wants all citizens of Rock Springs to be as safe as possible. That is why we encourage all residents to have working smoke alarms in their home.


Protecting your home is simple:


The Rock Springs Fire Department encourages you to change smoke alarm batteries at least once each year. If your smoke alarm starts to make a chirping noise immediately replace the battery. Replace old batteries with fresh, high quality batteries to keep your smoke alarms ready to protect you all year long. Remember even hardwired smoke alarms can require backup batteries.

Some smoke alarms contain lithium batteries instead of the typical 9-volt alkaline batteries. These batteries have up to a 10-year life and do not have to be changed yearly.

The Rock Springs Fire Department will help the elderly or those with special needs, who live in Rock Springs, change their smoke alarm batteries. If you need assistance or know of someone who does contact the Rock Springs Fire Department at 307-352-1475 to make an appointment.



The Rock Springs Fire Department recommends that you test your smoke alarms at least once each month. If you have any doubt regarding the working condition of a device, we recommend you replace it.



You should have a properly functioning smoke alarm in every sleeping room and directly outside sleeping rooms. It is best to have at least one working smoke alarm on every level of your home including the basement.

If you are elderly or have special needs, and live in Rock Springs, the Rock Springs Fire Department has a program to install smoke alarms in your home. These smoke alarms contain a lithium battery, which will last up to 10 years without the need to change them. Contact the Rock Springs Fire Department at 307-352-1475 to make an appointment for smoke alarm installation.



Smoke Alarms work every minute of every day. After millions of sensing cycles, they should be retired. Replace your smoke alarms with new devices every 10 years. Smoke alarms containing lithium batteries should be replaced when the battery goes bad.



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