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Operational smoke alarms are your family’s first line of defense in case of fire. Benton County Fire District #4 encourages residents to purchase and install smoke alarms with 10-year Lithium 9V batteries. Take a few minutes today to ensure your home has the appropriate number of smoke alarms and that they are properly located, regularly tested and maintained.

• Place smoke alarms outside each sleeping area, inside any bedroom where the door is typically shut and every story of the house, including the basement.
• Test smoke alarms monthly.
• Clean smoke alarms regularly by vacuuming them with a brush attachment.
• Replace smoke alarms every 10 years to achieve optimum performance.

The fire district will change batteries and install new smoke alarms if a homeowner is unable to do so. Our ability to visit is limited due to the pandemic; however, your safety is our priority. Please contact Kevin Gaidos for more information about this program at (509) 967-2945 or [email protected].

Learn how to change batteries, smoke alarms, and troubleshooting for chirping detectors: