More than 4,000 Americans die each year in fires, and about 20,000 are injured. Many of them might be alive today if they had had a smoke detector in their home.
Eighty-two percent of fire deaths occur in the home.
Having a working smoke detector reduces your chances of dying in a fire by nearly 50 percent.
Nearly one-third of residential fires and two-fifths of residential fire fatalities occur in houses with no smoke detectors.
As part of the Signal All Family to Exit (S.A.F.E.) program, Volusia County Fire Services is offering free smoke detectors to residents in unincorporated Volusia County.
The purpose of the S.A.F.E. program is to provide every resident in unincorporated Volusia County with a home smoke detector. A fire crew will visit the resident’s home and locate the appropriate place for the detector. The homeowner then is responsible for installation.
After the initial visit, the crew will return to the residence at a later time to make sure the detector was installed correctly and functions properly.
To request a free smoke detector, please fill out the form.