Fire departments to get free smoke alarms for public

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A new Indiana program will give volunteer fire departments smoke alarms to hand out to the communities they serve.

In all, 500 smoke alarms with 10-year batteries will be given to departments as part of a $10,000 grant from State Farm Insurance.

Departments interested in applying for the smoke alarms can click here.

Anyone in need of a smoke alarm should contact their local fire department. Some have smoke alarms for free or for a lower price. Hardware stores also sell them. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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