Community Risk Reduction

The Brunswick County Fire Marshal's Office provides many community risk reduction resources to Brunswick County residents and property owners, such as a free smoke alarm installation program, free carbon monoxide detector installation program, fire extinguisher training, and more.

The Brunswick County Fire Marshal’s Office offers a Free Smoke Alarm Installation Program to Brunswick County staff, residents, and property owners.

New smoke alarms are installed free of charge by the Fire Marshal’s Office and have sealed lithium batteries that last for 10 years.


Brunswick County staff, residents, and property owners are eligible for the installation of new smoke alarms within their homes if they meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • Home does not have working smoke alarm(s)
  • Home has non-operational smoke alarm(s)
  • Home has smoke alarms older than 10 years of age


Prior to smoke alarm installation and per the Red Cross Service agreement form, free smoke alarm inspections are performed by a Deputy Fire Marshal staff member in requested homes. After the inspection, the staff member will install the needed amount of smoke alarms based on the size of the home and the number of bedrooms.


All smoke alarm installations take place during normal Deputy Fire Marshal working hours (Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.). Each smoke alarm request is assigned to a Deputy Fire Marshal staff member. The Deputy Fire Marshal staff member will contact the requestor to coordinate a time and date for the smoke alarm inspection and installation.


To request an inspection for the program, you can complete the online request form (select "Free Smoke Alarm Installation Request" from the dropdown menu). Or, you can email the Brunswick County Fire Marshal's Office, including your name, email address, and the physical address needing the installation.

For additional information or questions about the Free Smoke Alarm Installation Program, email the Fire Marshal's Office or call 910.253.2041.