It is the vision of the Austin Fire Department that every home and every citizen be protected by at least one smoke alarm. We seek to implement this vision through our FREE SMOKE ALARM program which offers a free smoke alarm to any resident of Austin who is in need. The only prerequisites are that they own and reside in the home and have a genuine need for our assistance.

To participate in this program please call our FREE SMOKE ALARM HOTLINE at (512) 974-0299. Please leave your name, address, and phone number and your call will be returned to schedule your FREE installation.

You may also request a FREE HOME HAZARD ASSESSMENT.  The assessment will be performed by the Firefighters after installing the free smoke alarm.   The citizen may also opt to follow the HOME HAZARD CHECKLIST provided and perform the assessment themselves.

Important Numbers:

  • (512) 974-0299 -- Free Smoke Alarm Hotline PLUS Home Hazard Assessment
  • (512) 974-0290 -- Home Hazard Assessment ONLY