Get Alarmed Kansas Free Smoke Alarm Program

Free Smoke Alarm Program

Get Alarmed Kansas allows trained volunteers to install free smoke alarms in homes. The program provides smoke alarms to Kansas fire departments. The department will then schedule a time to come and install the device(s).

Fire can grow and spread through a home in a matter of minutes. The advance warning provided by working smoke alarms save lives. Yet, in 82 percent of home fires in Kansas, a working smoke alarm was not present.

For more information, view a presentation on the program (PPTX) or a story on the program.

How You Know if Smoke Alarms Work

  • Pick a date and test your smoke alarms monthly using the test button.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning to keep smoke alarms working.
  • If the smoke alarm chirps, replace the battery immediately.
  • Change clocks, change batteries! Change the batteries when changing clocks in the spring and fall each year.
  • Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old.

Get Alarmed Kansas Devices

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  1. For Homeowners
  2. For Renters
  3. For Fire Departments

Kansas homeowners interested in receiving a free smoke alarm for their home should first contact their local fire department. Many fire departments already have free smoke alarms available as they already participate in our program.


  • You must be a resident of Kansas.
  • Kansas homeowners can request a free smoke alarm by contacting their local fire department.
  • You must be a homeowner and living in that home (not rental property.)

Information for Residents Who Are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing

  • Residents who are deaf or hard-of-hearing can submit the order form below directly to our office.
  • These participants do not need to own their home to qualify.
  • Participants must be over the age of four.
  • Order form must have a signature from an approved certified professional. (The current approved certified professionals are listed on the "Get Alarmed Order Form-Deaf and Hard of Hearing" Form.)