Smoke Detector Program


The Waukegan Fire Department has initiated an aggressive Smoke Alarm Program with the aid of a Federal Grant.

Illinois State Law requires that all residences in the state have working smoke alarms on all living/occupied levels of the home.

The Fire Department will provide, free of charge, one Smoke Alarm in a owner occupied single and / or two family dwelling.


Participation requirements are as follows:

  • Reside in Waukegan, Illinois
  • Allow the Fire Department to install the smoke alarm
  • Currently not have a smoke alarm
  • If a smoke detector is present, a battery will be provided free of charge if testing by the Fire Department finds that it needs one


Please fill out the form Smoke Detector or Smoke Detector Battery Request or call the Waukegan Fire Department at 847-249-5410.