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Smoke Alarm Information Page

A working smoke alarm is one of the easiest, most cost effective ways to protect your family in the event of a house fire. In fact, a working smoke alarm will increase your chances of surviving a house fire by 74%. You can ensure your smoke alarms work by:

  1. Take a moment once a month and press the test button on your alarm to ensure that it still functioning.
  2. If your alarm is battery powered, change the batteries when you change your clocks in the spring and fall.
  3. Every 10 years, replace your smoke alarms with new units. Even hardwired alarms need changing every decade.

For more information on smoke alarms, please see the links provided in the grid below. You can also visit the National Fire Protection Association for the most complete and up-to-date information on fire safety.

Firefighter checking a smoke alarm

Free Smoke Alarm Installation Program

The Surrey Fire Service is serious about making sure every home in Surrey has a working smoke alarm.

Smoke alarms in a recycling bin

Smoke Alarm Recycling

A new program in British Columbia allows residents to recycle their old smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarms, keeping harmful waste out of our l [...]

Family Installing a Smoke Alarm

Smoke Alarm Bulletin

The BC Ministry of Justice and Emergency Management BC are serious about smoke alarms. Find a link to the bulletin on this page.

smoke detector

Preventing False Fire Alarm Notice - in English and Punjabi

Help the Surrey Fire Service reduce the number of false alarms in Surrey, to bring down the number of 2013 false alarms from 2064.

Couple watching fire engine arrive at house fire

Red Cross/Fire Service Promotional Downloads

Find the pamphlet and poster downloads for the Red Cross, Fire Service and BC Fire Chiefs Association Fire Safety Initiative.