Homewood residents over the age of 60 can request the Homewood Fire Department install free concealed battery smoke alarms as part of the Be Alarmed! Smoke Alarm Installation program.
Smoke alarms will be given on a first-come, first-served basis starting June 1. This program is meant for those who don’t have smoke alarms or whose devices are more than 10 years old.
Homewood is participating in the Be Alarmed! Smoke Alarm Installation program administered by the Camp I Am Me and Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal. Fire department personnel also will distributes fire safety education materials. The program was developed to educate residents on the dangers of fire, how to prevent fire from occurring in the home, and to ensure there are working smoke alarms properly installed in homes.
“Smoke alarms are the most effective early warning devices to have in your home,” said Homewood Fire Chief Bob Grabowski. “By having a working smoke alarm in your home, it can help save your life.” The chief pointed out that if the home’s smoke detectors or dual smoke detector and carbon monoxide alarms are less than 10 years old and in good working condition, there is no reason to replace them.
All qualified Homewood residents can apply for their free smoke alarms through the Google form located on the Village of Homewood website. Residents can search “smoke alarm program” in the search bar to easily access all the program requirements and the program specific page.
For additional technical questions, please email [email protected].