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.


For more information on smoke alarms please visit NFPA Smoke alarm blog