The Broken Arrow Fire Department currently offers a free smoke alarm to anyone that needs one. These smoke alarms can be procured by calling Fire Department Administration Headquarters at 259-8360. Once your contact information is attained, we will send fire department personnel to install a smoke detector in your home.
It's not just important to make sure you have a smoke alarm. It's important to make sure you have a working smoke alarm. 65% of House fires in 2000-2004 with an occupant death had no working smoke alarm. Do not unplug or disable your alarm just simply because it keeps going off. These problems are often easily fixed by moving your alarm or changing your alarm type.
Remember to change your detector battery when you change your clock. Some newer alarms have a special battery that you don't have to change. Instead you replace the detector itself. Smoke alarms can become dusty or otherwise malfunction over time. Your average smoke alarm should be changed every 3-5 years. (per manufactures recommendations.) Install smoke alarms on every level of the building, including the basement, and in every bedroom. The alarm can be placed on the ceiling or on the wall; however, it is recommended that it be placed on the ceiling. The alarm should be no less than 6 inches from corners.