Charlottesville Fire Department Offers FREE Smoke
Detectors to all City Residents.
To provide free
smoke detectors to all City of Charlottesville
To meet the City's Strategic Plan of creating "Safer and
To prevent the loss
of life from fire in the City
To have 100% of residences in the City protected by an
installed and functional smoke detector within 5 years.
You must be a City
Call the Fire
Department's Neighborhood Safety Hotline 434-970-3245.
Your name, address and
phone number will be logged into our Request Log. CFD
personnel will then contact you by telephone to schedule
an appointment convenient for you to install your smoke
detector(s). Due to the large number of requests, you
should anticipate a 2 to 3 week time period before being
contacted. Please be patient, we are using our on-duty
firefighters to install the detectors as quickly as
program is not designed to replace the responsibility
that landlords have to their renters to provide smoke
detectors as outlined in City Code.