Smoke Detector Information

Smoke Alarm Detectors

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Did you know, three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms.

Here are a few tips...

  • Choose interconnected smoke alarms, so when one sounds, they all sound.

  • Put smoke alarms inside and outside each bedroom and sleeping area. Put alarms on every level of the home.

  • Make sure your smoke alarms work. Your family is not safe if they can’t hear the smoke alarms.

  • Test smoke alarms every month and replace 9-volt smoke alarm batteries at least once every year.

  • Smoke alarms do not last forever. Get new smoke alarms every 10 years.

  • When you hear a smoke alarm, you may have less than 2 minutes to get everyone outside and safe.

Your firefighters are more than happy to assist you with replacing your smoke alarm batteries*. You will know that it is time to replace them when you hear a beep about every 30-60 seconds. As we all know, this usually happens about 2 o'clock in the morning.

If you need any assistance with replacing your batteries, you can call either one of our fire stations during normal business hours (8am-5pm) to schedule it with them. If you live in the Southern part of the city, please call Station 95 at 352-429-1209, and if you live in the Northern part of the city, please call Station 94 at 352-242-4908.  

*Please make sure to have a new battery for EACH smoke alarm prior to our arrival.