Central Fire Protection District personnel provide and install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms for the District’s senior citizens and low income residents. Annual battery replacement appointments for those that are physically unable to change alarm batteries are also available. If you are interested in either of these services, please contact the Community Risk Reduction Division at (831) 685-6698.
We advise that you check the operation of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms monthly and change the batteries at least once a year.
The California Building Code stipulates the placement of smoke alarms on every level, inside every bedroom and in the hallway adjacent to a bedroom. Avoid placing smoke alarms in kitchens, garages, or within 3 feet of bathroom doors to reduce the probability of false activation.
Carbon monoxide alarms are required on each level of the home and outside of each bedroom.