Smoke Alarm Scheme

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FREE smoke alarms for Vulnerable households

Smoke Alarm Scheme Application Form.docx (size 77.2 KB)

Following on from Leitrim Co Council's successful Smoke Alarm Scheme last year, Free smoke alarms are again being offered to vulnerable households in 2018.

Under the community smoke alarm scheme, two 10 year battery operated smoke alarms (one Optical and one Ionisation) are provided to vulnerable homes in Leitrim who do not currently have them. 

The scheme does not include installation of the alarms. The Smoke Alarms are battery operated and need no wiring, but they need to be screwed into position (preferably to a ceiling) and full instructions are provided with the alarm.

Applications are invited from individual households (for example older people, people with disabilities, lone parents and unemployed persons) who currently have no smoke alarms and are in a position to install the alarms themselves. 

Voluntary groups/volunteers and others who visit people in vulnerable households, are asked to identify and assist people in applying for and installing the alarms.

Smoke alarms will only be provided to voluntary groups / volunteers / individuals that have completed an application form.  Priority will be given to households most in need given the household circumstances and their geographical distances from the nearest fire station. 

A separate application form must be completed in relation to each household proposed to receive a smoke alarm.

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Smoke Alarm Scheme Application Form.docx (size 77.2 KB)

Completed Smoke Alarm Scheme forms must be forwarded to:

Community Development Section,
Leitrim County Council,
Aras on Chontae,
Carrick on Shannon,
Co Leitrim.
Telephone 071 96 9650400 Email:

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Leitrim Warmer Homes CLG can install smoke alarms while carrying out work under the Better Energy Warmer Homes Scheme.   If you have nobody to install your alarms and would like Leitrim Warmer Homes to install them when they are in your area, you may contact:

Leitrim Development Company,
Church Street, Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim  N41 RF24
Phone:  071 9641770    e-mail:      Web:   

Contact Details

Community Development

Leitrim County Council,
Áras An Chontae,
Carrick on Shannon,
County Leitrim.
T: + 353 (0)71 9650400
F: + 353 (0)71 9621982

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