Smoke Detectors

Smoke detectors are your first line of defense in the event of a fire in your home or business. Each year across the country too many people die from smoke inhalation and fire in homes with no working smoke detectors present.

Project Alex
The Council Bluffs Fire Department, with the generous support of several businesses, organizations, foundations, and individual donors founded Project Alex after fires claimed the lives of two children in 2010. Project Alex provides dual sensor smoke detectors in the hope of preventing any further loss of life in fires.

Owners of Single Family Residences 
To request a detector check or installation, contact the Fire Department at (712) 328-4646. If you need a smoke detector or new battery and cannot afford one, the fire department will schedule a time to have our personnel come to your house and install new batteries or new detectors at no charge to the residents. City and State Code requires all new detectors to be dual-sensor. 

Apartment and Rental Home Occupants 
City and State Code requires the installation of dual-sensor smoke detectors in all rental properties. If your apartment or rental home does not have working smoke detectors, contact your landlord and request the installation of the proper detectors. If you need assistance, contact the Fire Department.

Change Smoke Detector Batteries 
Support national fire prevention efforts and keep your home and family safe by changing batteries in your smoke detector each time you change your clock for daylight savings time.