Smoke Detector Battery Replacement Program


The Celina Fire Department offers the Smoke Detector Battery Replacement Program for residents who need assistance in replacing their batteries in their smoke detectors. 

Residents must provide the batteries. This service is provided at no charge to residents, but must be scheduled. 

If you need assistance in replacing your batteries at no cost please fill out the Smoke Detector Battery Replacement Program Form. 

For questions or help, please call the non emergency line at 972-382-2653

Facts and figures about smoke alarms

  • In 2009-2013, smoke alarms sounded in more than half (53%) of the home fires reported to U.S. fire departments.
  • Three of every five home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms (38%) or no working smoke alarms (21%).
  • No smoke alarms were present in almost two out of every five (38%) home fire deaths.  
  • The death rate per 100 reported home fires was more than twice as high in homes that did not have any working smoke alarms compared to the rate in homes with working smoke alarms (1.18 deaths vs. 0.53 deaths per 100 fires).
  • In fires in which the smoke alarms were present but did not operate, almost half (46%) of the smoke alarms had missing or disconnected batteries. 
  • Dead batteries caused one-quarter (24%) of the smoke alarm failures.

Source: NFPA's "Smoke Alarms in U.S. Home Fires" report