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The Villages Public Safety Department Smoke Detector Program

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Did you know that The Villages Public Safety Department offers smoke detector assistance to residents of The Villages as part of the Fall Prevention Program? The Smoke Detector Program is designed for residents who are disabled or unable to climb ladders and install a smoke detector or change the batteries in their smoke detector.

  • There is no charge for this service.
  • Residents are required to supply the brand new nine-volt batteries or detectors required before calling for assistance.
  • Appointments are for same-day service and are on a first come first serve basis.
  • The Villages Public Safety Department employees will arrive at your home in uniform, with a visible name badge. They will also have a ladder with them.

Smoke alarms are designed to signal with a single beep which repeats every few minutes to alert you that the battery needs to be changed. Three to five beeps at a single time is a signal that the detector needs to be replaced. If your detectors are beeping non-stop, please leave the home and call 911. It may be signaling a fire or carbon monoxide emergency.

The Villages Public Safety Department recommends batteries be changed once per year. The homes in The Villages are designed to have hardwired detectors. Smoke detectors are located inside of the bedrooms and in the main living area of the home. A smoke/carbon monoxide combination unit is installed directly outside of the bedrooms as well. On average, a smoke detector lasts roughly ten years, and the combination smoke/carbon monoxide units last around five to seven years.

The model numbers for the detectors that are installed in your home are manufactured by BRK under the name First Alert. The model number for the smoke detector is 9120B and the model number for the combination smoke/carbon monoxide unit is SC9120B.

For those residents that are hearing impaired, there are several types of detectors that may be right for you, such as strobe light detectors or detectors that can shake the bed in the event of a fire. For more information on these detectors, please stop by The Villages Public Safety Administration Office located at 3035 S. Morse Boulevard, The Villages, FL 32163 Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM to obtain a brochure.

Smoke detector battery changes and/or installations can be arranged by calling 352-205-8280 Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. If it is after hours or on the weekend and you have a beeping detector, call 352-205-8280 and select option 1 on the recording to be connected to Community Watch Dispatch.

As a reminder, this assistance is strictly for smoke detectors. The employees visiting your home will not be able to assist you with non-smoke detector related issues or concerns, such as light bulbs.

If you have any questions or would like additional information on this program, please call The Villages Public Safety Department at 352-205-8280.

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Public Safety
3035 Morse Boulevard
The Villages, FL 32163

Phone: 352-205-8280
Fax: 352-205-8290
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Monday – Friday
Excluding Holidays

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Jennifer Farlow, District Clerk
984 Old Mill Run
The Villages, Florida 32162
Phone No. (352) 751-3939
Fax No. (352) 753-6430

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