The Grand Traverse Metro Fire Department is committed to preventing injury and death in our communities by insuring homes are equipped with working smoke alarms. Our local data collected since 2012 shows approximately 40% of all homes that experience a fire in our district lack working smoke alarms. Smoke alarms are the first line of defense to alert you and your family of a fire in your home. Modern furnishings burn faster and hotter allowing as little as 3 minutes to escape a fire.
If you would like firefighters to perform a check of your home for proper smoke alarm coverage, simply fill out the information and return to the Grand Traverse Metro Emergency Services Authority Administrative Offices at the addresses shown below via US Postal mail or email.
Firefighters will schedule a home visit and check your home for properly operating smoke alarms and provide and/or replace as needed. Homes in need of smoke alarm installation or replacement will receive Battery operated alarms to be installed by firefighters at no cost to participants. If your home is equipped with hardwired alarms, homeowners can provide alarms which can be installed by firefighters. At no time will firefighters reduce the level of protection in your home by replacing hardwired alarms that have battery backup, with battery only alarms.