Do You Have A Working Smoke Alarm?

smokedetectorIf you live in Gaston County, you CAN get a smoke alarm (formerly called detector) through a program sponsored by Gaston County Emergency Management & Fire Services.

Who can get a smoke alarm?
If you live in the city limits of Gastonia or Gaston County, own your home and do not have a smoke alarm in your home, you are eligible to get a one through this program. If you rent your home, your landlord is required by law (§42-42) to install a properly operating smoke alarm. You and/or your landlord are responsible for maintaining the smoke alarm by replacing the battery (recommended twice per year) in your home.
How can I get a smoke detector?
If you need a smoke alarm for your home:

  • Click here if you live in the city limits of Gastonia. (If you live in Gaston County call 704.866.3350).
  • Fill out the Smoke Alarm Request Form.
  • Information will be sent to us.
  • A fire department representative will contact you to schedule a date/time for installation.

If you do not have access to a computer to fill out a request form, please call 704.866.6807 during regular business hours. When you call, you will need to give your name, address, and telephone number. We will then call you to arrange a time to visit your home to install a smoke alarm. 

Will I have to pay?
There's no charge for smoke alarms that are installed.

What if I have questions?
If you have questions about a smoke alarm, or need further information about the program, please call 704.866.6807.


Gastonia, N.C., just minutes west of Charlotte, is one of the area’s best places to live and work with an ideal combination of location, size and livability. Gastonia is the largest of Gaston County’s 13 municipalities and one of the largest cities in the Charlotte metropolitan area. Selected as an All-America City three times, Gastonia’s desirable quality of life is the result of its beautiful natural surroundings, friendly neighborhoods, responsive government and vibrant business environment.


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