As a precaution and in response to national and local guidelines regarding COVID-19 and practicing social distancing, AFD is suspending smoke alarm installations until further notice.
Working smoke alarms gives you the earliest warning to get out of your home and gives you the best chance to survive a fire in your home!
Did you know…Smoke alarms should be installed in every bedroom, in a common area outside the bedrooms, and at least one on each floor of your house?
Smoke alarms should be replaced every ten years, even when they sound upon testing them?
The Asheville Fire Department is currently performing home safety visits for residents who live within the City of Asheville! If you live within the city limits, you may be eligible for a home safety visit which includes installing smoke alarms if needed. Please note, if you rent an apartment or house in Asheville, the owner or management company is responsible for installing and repairing smoke alarms.