Most fire deaths and injuries are caused by smoke (not flames) and occur at night while victims are sleeping. Smoke alarms won't prevent fires, but they will increase your chances of getting out safely and calling 9-1-1. Having working smoke alarms placed in the proper locations throughout your home can save your life or the lives of your loved ones. Test your smoke alarms monthly and identify two ways out of every room. Click here for more information on smoke alarms.
We recognize that many of the homes on the Ranch are older and may not be up to current smoke alarm standards. As a result, these residents may be more vulnerable during a fire. Through a grant program with the American Red Cross, we are able to provide battery-operated smoke alarms to Ranch residents who have older or non-functional smoke alarms and cannot afford to replace them. We also have access to "visual" smoke alarms for the hard-of-hearing or deaf. If you are a Ranch resident, do not have working smoke alarms, and cannot afford to purchase them, please contact us at (541) 923-6776.Smoke Alarm Types & General Information
For specific Oregon laws on smoke alarms click here.