The Lancaster City Fire Bureau offers free smoke alarms to city property owners at no charge.
There is no limit to the number of free alarms a property owner may have installed.
The alarms are required in every city bedroom, on every level and outside of sleeping areas under the International Fire Code.
According to the Fire Marshal Division, a typical city home will require between six and nine of the lithium-battery alarms, which cost the Fire Foundation roughly $20.00 per smoke alarm. Smoke alarms with nine-volt batteries are not permitted under the city fire code.
Property owners who rent their city properties may receive an installed alarm for a donation of $30 each made payable to the Lancaster City Fire Foundation.
Anyone wishing to receive one or more alarms can call the Fire Bureau, at 717-291-4869 to schedule installation.