A smoke detector is the only thing in your home that can alert you and your family to a fire 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Whether you are awake or asleep, a working smoke detector is constantly on alert, scanning the air for fire and smoke.
Smoke detectors must be kept maintained! Keep it free from dust and if it is powered by battery, test it on a monthly basis by pushing the "test" button if it has one.
The Surprise Fire Department will install one battery-powered smoke detector in Surprise homes that have no detectors. In some circumstances, the detectors are provided free of charge.