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Community smoke alarm scheme

Under the community smoke alarm scheme it is intended to provide 10 year battery operated smoke alarms to vulnerable homes in the county who do not currently have them. 

Clare County Council is asking voluntary groups/volunteers and others who visit people in vulnerable households

  1. To identify homes where there are no smoke alarms (for example; the elderly, people with disabilities, lone parents and unemployed persons)
  2. To install alarms

Applications are also welcome from individual households who currently have no smoke alarms and are in a position to install the alarms themselves. 

Smoke alarms will be provided to voluntary groups/volunteers/individuals who have completed an application form.  Priority will be given to households most in need given the household circumstances and their geographical distances from the nearest fire station.  The voluntary groups/volunteers/individuals will be required to install these alarms.  All unused alarms must be returned to Clare County Council.

Voluntary groups/volunteers are required to submit details of each household identified under this system.  Forms are available by contacting the Tourism and Community Section, Clare County Council, New Road, Ennis, Co Clare, Telephone (065) 6846511 or by emailing  Completed forms must be returned to Tourism and Community, Clare County Council, New Road, Ennis, Co Clare. 

  • Application form for community smoke alarm scheme 2012 [PDF 74.4 KB]

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Content Last Updated/Reviewed: 06/11/12