Smoke Detector Check Program

Since 1997, the Smoke Detector Check Program has been an focused, ongoing community service that assures there is a working smoke detector in every home in Bedford. Firefighters, assisted by members of the Bedford Citizen Fire Academy Alumni Association, canvas pre-designated neighborhoods twice a year and go into any home where they are allowed, at no charge, to:

  •  Check smoke detectors for proper location and application
  •  Test the operation of each smoke detector and change batteries as required
  •  Replace out-of-date and non-working smoke detectors or add new smoke detectors

Firefighters offer to check smoke detectors each time they go into a home for any reason and, at appropriate times, after Emergency Medical Service (EMS) and fire incidents. In addition, Bedford residents may contact the Bedford Fire Department at 817-952-2500 and request firefighters to come out and check their detectors. This is a free service to Bedford residents.

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