Working smoke alarms are essential pieces of equipment that every home should have. Please remember to change the batteries in your smoke alarms 2 times a year. When the clock changes, change the batteries in your smoke alarms. The typical life of a smoke alarm is 7 - 10 years. Even if your alarm beeps when you press the test button, the sensors inside may be non-functional. If you have any questions about smoke alarms contact Public Safety for more information. If you would like to have smoke alarms installed in your home, Public Safety will provide and install them for free. Just fill out and submit the Smoke Alarm Request Form or send an email to Assistant Fire Marshal Kiah Cooper. After a request has been received, we will contact you to schedule an appointment for the install.