If you have a working smoke alarm in your home, your chances of dying in a fire are cut nearly in half. Testing your smoke alarm regularly each week will help ensure that it will operate properly when it is needed. We encourage residents to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at each time change, once in the spring and once in the fall. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) also recommends replacing your smoke alarm if it is more than 10 years old. NFPA also recommends that a dwelling have a smoke alarm installed on each level of the dwelling and outside each sleeping area.
How to Get a Free Smoke Alarm
Camden County Fire Rescue will provide free battery-operated smoke alarms to any citizen of Camden County in need. To be eligible, all alarms must be installed by fire rescue personnel in order to ensure complete protection of the building. Contact Fire Rescue Headquarters for more information or to participate in the program at 912-729-3911 or by email.