Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Carbon Monoxide Alarms ARE NOT Smoke Alarms.

Smoke Alarms

Through a partnership with the Red Cross, MTFPD will furnish and install smoke detectors and batteries for District residents who qualify.  Residents can make a request for smoke alarms installation or battery replacement through our District Office, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. -
4:00 p.m.  We do not furnish carbon monoxide alarms.   

The NFPA recommends that smoke alarms are UL rated and present in every bedroom, hallway, living space, basement and cooking area. Alarms should be tested monthly, batteries replaced every six months and alarm unit replaced every ten years. These recommendations apply to hardwire units as well. For more information on smoke alarm maintenance go to:

Smoke Alarm from Ace Hardware

Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Every Home or Apartment Should Have A Carbon Monoxide Alarms On Every Floor. Carbon Monoxide is tasteless & odorless.

It replaces the oxygen in your blood, causing your body to poison itself by cutting off the oxygen supply to organs & cells.

Sings/Symptoms of Poisoning: Flu-Like symptoms with early onset developing into dizziness, mental confusion, severe headache & nausea, fainting, and lethargy.
If your CO Detector is going off, be sure to evacuate your residence and have us check your CO levels.

Detectors should be replaced every two years unless otherwise directed by the manufacturer.

Examples of CO producing devices commonly used around the home:

  • Fuel fired furnaces - non-electric
  • Gas water heaters
  • Gas stoves
  • Gas dryers
  • Fireplaces and woodstoves
  • Gas and charcoal grills
  • Lawnmowers, snowmobiles, and other yard equipment
  • Automobiles
Sources of CO