Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Smoke Alarm Requests

Through a partnership with various agencies, MTFPD will furnish and install smoke alarms and batteries for District residents who qualify.  Some of the alarms are combination smoke alarm/ carbon monoxide alarm. Residents can make a request for smoke alarm installation or battery replacement by submitting an online form below, or through our District Office, Monday through Friday, 8am - 4pm at 815-385-0075.   If the alarm you receive is not a combination smoke alarm/carbon monoxide alarm, please note that we do not furnish separate carbon monoxide alarms.
Solicitudes de alarmas de humo
A través de una asociación con varias agencias, MTFPD proporcionará e instalará detectores de humo y baterías para los residentes del Distrito que califiquen. Algunas de las alarmas son una combinación de alarma de humo / alarma de monóxido de carbono. Los residentes pueden solicitar la instalación de una alarma de humo o el reemplazo de la batería enviando un formulario en línea a continuación, oa través de nuestra oficina del distrito, de lunes a viernes, de 8 a.m. A 4 p.m. al 815-385-0075. Si la alarma que recibe no es una combinación de alarma de humo / alarma de monóxido de carbono, tenga en cuenta que no proporcionamos alarmas de monóxido de carbono por separado.
Smoke Alarm Information

The National Fire Protection Association recommends that smoke alarms are UL rated. Alarms should be installed in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on each level of the home. Alarms should be tested monthly, and batteries replaced every six months. Alarm units should be replaced every ten years. On January 1, 2023, single and multi-family homes are required to install new alarms that feature a 10-year sealed battery. For more detailed information, see these links:

Smoke Alarm from Ace Hardware

Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Every home should have carbon monoxide alarms on every level of the dwelling.

Carbon Monoxide is tasteless and odorless.  It replaces the oxygen in your blood, causing your body to poison itself by cutting off the oxygen supply to organs and cells.

Signs / Symptoms of CO poisoning include flu-like symptoms, with early onset developing into dizziness, mental confusion, severe headache and nausea, fainting, and lethargy. 

Evacuate your residence immediately when your CO alarms sounds, and call 9-1-1.

CO alarms 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