Fire Department

Free Smoke Alarms

Smoke Alarm Program

Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as two minutes to escape safely once the alarm sounds. Your ability to get out depends on advance warning from smoke alarms, and advance planning — a home fire escape plan that everyone in your family is familiar with and has practiced.

Smoke alarms save lives! According to the National Fire Protection Association, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out.

The El Paso Fire Department offers a free Smoke Alarm program for members of the community. This program allows individuals (within the El Paso city limits) to request smoke detectors; we can install new alarms or replace expired alarms. Upon request, a member of the Community Risk Reduction program will contact you to set up an appointment. We will visit your home to install the alarms and demonstrate how they function.

The El Paso Fire Department also offers a smoke alarm program specifically geared towards assisting the Deaf and Hearing-Impaired communities. We install regular smoke detectors along with a special system that will alert the individual that the alarms have detected smoke. The system includes an alarm clock placed by your bedside; this clock includes a visual display alert, a strobe light, and a bed shaker. The system also includes another unit, a strobe light/detector that we will install in a common area, typically a living room. Many people can benefit from this special system we offer, and it is all installed for FREE by the El Paso Fire Department!

To request a smoke alarm, please fill out the online Smoke Alarm Request Form. If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact the City Information Center at 311 or (915) 212-0000

Smoke Alarm Form


Note: The EPFD Smoke Alarm Program is only available to residents within the City of El Paso limits. County residents please visit