Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery Campaign

The City of Carbondale Fire Department joins forces with the International Association of Fire Chiefs yearly for the "Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery" campaign to save lives and prevent needless injuries. The program urges everyone to adopt a simple, lifesaving habit: change smoke alarm batteries when changing clocks to standard time.

Support & Smoke Detector Installation

The City of Carbondale, with support from the Office of the State Fire Marshal and the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance, will provide and install for free a smoke detector, as well as replace smoke alarm batteries for any person's home in Carbondale that cannot afford to purchase one. We encourage citizens to take advantage of this program.

Updated Illinois Smoke Alarm Law Effective January 1, 2023

Beginning January 1, 2023, any new smoke alarm installed within a single or multi-family home must be an alarm that features a 10-year sealed battery.

Smoke alarms in single or multi-family homes before January 1, 2023, may remain in place until they exceed ten years from the date of being manufactured or fail to respond to operability tests or otherwise malfunctions.

For more information, please visit the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance.