The East Dundee Fire Protection District is an active member of the “Be Alarmed” Smoke Alarm Installation Program.
"Be Alarmed!" is a fire safety education and smoke alarm installation program administered cooperatively between the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance (IFSA) and the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM). The program distributes fire safety education material and 10-year sealed battery smoke alarms to residents within the East Dundee Fire District free of cost. The fire district then delivers and installs the alarms while giving residents valuable safety tips. The educational materials and smoke alarms are provided at no cost as a result of funding from both the IFSA and OSFM.
The program was developed to educate Illinois residents on the dangers of fire in the home, how to prevent fires from occurring in the home, and to ensure there are working smoke alarms properly installed in homes. Providing 10-year concealed battery smoke alarms ensures that the power source cannot be removed from the unit and, if properly maintained, will last the life of the device.
The program seeks to:
1) Educate residents, young and old, on home fire safety and prevention methods,
2) Reduce the number of fire-related injuries,
3) Reduce the number of fire-related deaths, and
4) Identify the reason for non-functioning smoke alarms in homes across the state.
• Home Fire Safety Check List/ Home Fire Escape Plan
• Smoke Alarms & Your Safety Trifold
Every month test your alarm!
Every 6 months dust your alarm!
Every year change the batteries!
After 10 years, get a new alarm!
Every room and bedroom should have a smoke alarm
Smoke and heat rise, maintain your alarm at the highest convenient part of the wall or ceiling
There are strobe lights and vibrating alarms available for those who need them
Practice your home safety plan WITH the fire alarm, it may be scary, but it will save lives
For more information, contact or visit our Fire Prevention Bureau office at Station 41 at 847-426-7521 x4003, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., or fill out an inquiry form on the contact us page.