In late-July, several members of Chicago Water & Fire Restoration gathered at the IFSA office in Mount Prospect to assemble 80 smoke alarm installation kits. Through the cooperation of First Alert, the IFSA will be hosting a series of eight media events throughout Illinois this year to educate the public on the new Illinois smoke alarm law, which will take effect in a couple years.
At the end of 2022, all single and multi-family homes that are still using smoke alarms with removable batteries will be required to have new alarms that feature 10-year non-removable batteries, with a few exceptions. The IFSA believes that Illinois residents shouldn’t wait to comply with the new law and that everyone should start better protecting their homes and family with these life-saving devices.
The media events will be held at fire departments across the entire state, based on various media markets. Fire departments participating in the events will be receiving 10 installation kits and 100 First Alert 10-year sealed battery smoke alarms. Media coverage will take place between August and November in 2021.
Learn more about the Illinois Smoke Alarm Law.