Free Smoke Alarms

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Download our PowerPoint presentation on the Get Alarmed smoke alarm program. This is great information on how the program works and is also useful for anyone giving a public presentation on smoke alarms.

Smoke Alarm Installation Program

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In September 2014, the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) implemented a statewide residential smoke alarm installation program as a fire prevention effort. Get Alarmed Kansas allows trained volunteers to install smoke alarms in owner-occupied homes free of charge.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), working smoke alarms are the key to saving lives from fire. 

Fire can grow and spread through a home in a matter of minutes. The advance warning provided by smoke alarms can be essential to saving lives. 

Those interested in participating in our Smoke Alarm Program, please download and review the Smoke Alarm Program Handbook below.

NOTE: Members of the public interested in receiving a free smoke alarm should FIRST contact their local fire department. Many fire departments already have free smoke alarms available as they already participate in our program. 


  • Eligible homeowners can request a free smoke alarm by contacting their local fire department. 
  • You must be a resident of Kansas.
  • You must be a homeowner and living in that home (not rental property), except in the cases of deaf or hard-of-hearing residents requesting DHH alarm units (these units are available to any deaf or hard-of-hearing resident over the age of four regardless of whether their home is owned or rented). 

Information for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing

Deaf or hard-of-hearing residents can submit their request directly to OSFM. These participants do not need to own their home to qualify. They do, however, need to be over the age of four to be eligible. 

Installation instruction video for bedside shaker alarms:

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