Residential Smoke Alarms

Smoke alarms save lives, playing a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out.

Smoke detectors are required in each dwelling per Minnesota Statute 299F.362 and shall be located in each bedroom, in corridors leading to bedrooms and on every level of the home. Smoke detectors should be interconnected if possible.


Smoke Detector Battery Replacement Program for Seniors

Senior residents who need assistance replacing batteries in their home smoke detectors can contact the EMS/Fire Division for help. Batteries and installation for up to seven smoke detectors are available to senior residents at no cost. 

Please note that staff is unable to replace batteries on detectors located on ceilings above 10 feet tall.


To request battery replacement and/or installation, fill out the form below or call 651-714-3600

Senior Smoke Detector Battery Replacement Request

  1. Staff is not able to install new batteries on ceilings taller than 10 feet. Please verify that your ceilings are not taller than 10 feet:*
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