Free Smoke Alarm


Online Smoke Detector Request Form

To provide free smoke alarms to all City of Charlottesville VA residents 
To meet the City's Strategic Plan of creating "Safer and Healthier Neighborhoods"

To prevent the loss of life from fire in the City
To have 100% of residences in the City protected by an installed and functional smoke alarm within 5 years.

What are the requirements to receive a free smoke Alarm?
You must be a City resident

How Do I Get a Smoke Alarm?

Call the Fire Department's Neighborhood Safety Hotline 970-3245 or use our online email form by clicking here -- *Online Smoke Alarm Request Form

What happens once I call and make a request?

Your name, address and phone number will be logged into a Request Log. CFD personnel will then contact you by telephone to schedule an appointment convenient for you to install your smoke alarm(s).  Due to the large number of requests, you should anticipate a 24 to 48 hour time period before being contacted.  Please be patient, we are using our on-duty firefighters to install the alarms as quickly as possible. NOTE:  This program is not designed to replace the responsibility that landlords have to their renters to provide smoke alarms as outlined in City Code.