Smoke alarms save lives! Don't Leave Your Home Without One!
A working smoke alarm can increase your chance of survival in a fire by 50%!
Change the battery in your Smoke alarms every six months during daylight savings time and test them once a month!
The Omaha Fire Department recognizes that there are community members that we are not able to reach with our current smoke/carbon monoxide detector program. Those individuals in the community that are deaf or hard of hearing may be unable to be alerted by a traditional device. This places them at greater risk of death or injury from a fire.
The Omaha Fire Department, in conjunction with the Mayor Jean Stothert’s Office, the Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and the First Responders Critical Support Foundation are urging those who would benefit from a smoke detector specifically made to alert the deaf and hard of hearing to take action. Please complete our “NEEDS SURVEY” by following the link below.
for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Smoke Detectors
If you are in need of a regular smoke/CO detector, click here for the Program Request Form and fill in your information. For traditional detectors we can arrange for quick installation. For the deaf and hard of hearing detectors, the response will not be immediate. We are currently exploring grant funding and donations to assist in this goal. We urge those who could benefit to sign up so we can better determine our total community need.
The Omaha Fire Department will have fire trucks install smoke detectors for FREE with no cost to the city! Every fire truck is responsible for a designated area of the city or Fire Management Zone (FMZ).
Smoke alarm provided by the Omaha Fire Department alerted occupants who escaped this house fire at 26th Fort.
(Courtesy Action 3 News)
Omaha Fire Department supports and participates in area health fairs, parades, block parties, and city functions throughout the year. We assist in community services for non-profit organizations such as the Salvation Army and the American Red Cross.
To request assistance in a function for your organization, fill out our Program Request Form and submit to the Fire Prevention and Education Bureau.
Letters of request must be submitted at least three weeks prior to the event.
Prior commitments may preclude the Fire Department from participating.
OFD participates in Disaster Simulation at TD Ameritrade Park