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T DRAFT DRAFT If your home's smoke alarms are "going off' (alarms sounding - not chirping - or strobes flashing), please immediately leave the home and call 911.
If you have a non-emergency battery-operated smoke alarm need or require help changing smoke alarm batteries, please fill out our, non-emergency smoke alarm help form or call our non-emergency Smoke Alarm Helpline at (913) 971-7944.
When calling the Smoke Alarm Helpline, please leave a message to include:
Our goal is to have someone contact you within one administrative business day of your form submission or message. Be mindful that form submissions and messages made after 5 pm - Monday through Friday - or on weekends or holidays, will be returned the next administrative business day.
We can usually help:
We are unable to:
Where we are unable to help, assistance may be generally found from an "electrician" or "handyman services." The U.S. Small Business Administration offers tips about choosing a contractor.
The American Red Cross of Greater Kansas City also offers non-emergency smoke alarm assistance. According to RedCross.org:
"The Cause for Alarm! program is designed to help reduce injury, death and property loss caused by home fires by offering free smoke alarms to those in need. The program targets homeowners who cannot afford to purchase and/or install the alarms. Trained Red Cross volunteers can install the alarms or replace batteries for residents who are elderly and/or disabled and discuss fire safety with members of a household. For more information, please call (816) 841-5237. To get smoke alarms installed or batteries replaced, please call the Smoke Alarm Hotline at (816) 841-5242. If you need smoke alarms, but you're not elderly or disabled, please call (816) 841-5237 to schedule a time to come pick up smoke alarms at the Greater Kansas City Chapter."
Smoke alarm information (how many, when to replace, what if I rent, etc.).