How To Sign Up:
Are you a homeowner in the Village of South Pekin and are in need of a smoke alarm? Simply fill out the form at the link below. Once we recieve your request, one of our firefighters will contact you to set up an appointment for us to come and install the alarms in your home. There is NO charge for the alarm or installation.Send Request
About The Program:
“Be Alarmed!” is a fire safety education and smoke alarm installation program administered cooperatively between the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance (IFSA) and the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM). The program distributes fire safety education materials and 10-year sealed battery smoke alarms to fire departments in the state of Illinois. The fire departments then deliver the education and install smoke alarms in at-risk homes within their communities while recording data for reporting purposes. Both the educational materials and smoke alarms are provided to fire departments at no cost as a result of funding from both the IFSA and OSFM with additional assistance from Kidde and Menards.
Purpose & Objectives:
The program was developed to educate Illinois residents on the dangers of fire in the home and how to prevent fires from occurring in the home, as well as to ensure there are working smoke alarms properly installed in homes. By providing 10-year sealed battery smoke alarms, it ensures that the power source cannot be removed from the unit and, if properly maintained, will last the life of the device.
The program seeks to:
- Educate Illinois residents, young and old, on home fire safety and prevention methods
- Reduce the number of fire-related injuries in Illinois
- Reduce the number of fire-related deaths in Illinois
- Identify the reason for non-working smoke alarms in Illinois homes.