The Kernersville Fire Rescue Department will assist in changing batteries and installing smoke alarms for residents of the Town of Kernersville that meet these requirements:

  1. You are a resident of the Town of Kernersville, NC.
  2. You are a homeowner and living in that home (not rental property)  NOTE: If you live in an apartment building or in rental home it is the responsibility, (by state law) of the landlord to provide smoke alarms. North Carolina General Statute 42-42 governs the installation of smoke alarms in residential rental properties.
  3. Deaf or Hard of Hearing residents may request a DHH alarm unit from the fire department. These units are available to any deaf or hard-of-hearing (DHH) resident over the age of four regardless of whether their home is owned or rented.
  4. You do not have a working smoke alarm or you can not afford to purchase smoke alarms. NOTE: The department may be able to provide smoke alarms at no cost to residents that can’t afford to purchase them.