Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery Campaign

The City of Carbondale Fire Department joins forces with the International Association of Fire Chiefs every year for the “Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery” campaign to save lives and prevent needless injuries. The program urges everyone to adopt a simple, lifesaving habit: change smoke alarm batteries when changing clocks back to standard time.

Support & Smoke Detector Installation

The City of Carbondale, with support from the Office of the State Fire Marshal and the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance, will provide and install for free a smoke detector, as well as replace smoke alarm batteries for any person's home in Carbondale that cannot afford to purchase one. We encourage citizens to take advantage of this program.

Updated Illinois Smoke Alarm Law Effective January 1, 2023

Beginning January 1, 2023, any new smoke alarm that is installed within a single or multi-family home is required to be an alarm that features a 10-year sealed battery.

Smoke alarms in single or multi-family homes prior to January 1, 2023, may remain in place until they exceed 10 years from the date of their being manufactured or fails to respond to operability tests or otherwise malfunctions.

For more information, please visit the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance.