Free First Alert Carbon Monoxide Alarms Available to Registered Fire Corps Teams in Volunteer/Combination Departments

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 20,000 emergency room visits and over 400 deaths are attributed to carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning in the U.S. each year, making it the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in the country. To better protect residents from this silent killer, First Alert is providing free CO alarms to registered Fire Corps programs in volunteer or combination fire departments.

Fire Corps teams can order up to 25 complimentary CO alarms to install in their communities. Supplies are limited and available to eligible applicants on a first come-first served basis.

Fire Corps teams must meet the following criteria in order to apply for the alarms:

  • Be a registered Fire Corps program.
    • Click here to see if your department is registered.
    • Not registered? Click here to learn about Fire Corps and register your department online. Registration is free.
  • Be a volunteer or combination fire department. If your department only has paid personnel, you are not eligible to apply for this donation program.

How to Apply
Apply for CO alarms by filling out the Alarm Request Form. Please be sure your department and/or agency is registered with Fire Corps before submitting your application. You can expect to receive your alarms within three to four weeks after the Fire Corps national office has notified you that your application has been approved.

The type of alarm that is available is the CO400 Carbon Monoxide Alarm. This battery-powered alarm utilizes an electrochemical carbon monoxide sensor that lasts for up to five years to detect carbon monoxide. Click here for additional alarm details and specifications. Quantities are limited, and restrictions may apply.

Additional Resources
Click here for First Alert fire safety education and protection resources, which include smoke and fire facts, carbon monoxide facts, activity books, home escape planning tools, and more. Fire Corps teams can utilize these resources to enhance their fire prevention and life safety education programs and educate residents about fire and life safety practices.

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About Fire Corps
Fire Corps is a national grassroots effort that initially formed under the Citizen Corps initiative, which helps communities prevent, prepare for, and respond to natural disasters and other emergencies. Through Fire Corps, community members assist their local fire and EMS departments with non-emergency tasks, from conducting fire prevention and life safety education within the community to helping the department with fundraising, apparatus maintenance, administrative tasks, and more. This helps increase a department’s capacity and services while making citizens better prepared to handle their own emergencies as well as those of their neighbors. Learn more at

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