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Time to update your smoke detectors? Here’s one way you can do that in Dawson County.
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UPDATE: Due to expected rain and storms for Dec. 2, this event has been postponed until a later date to be determined. 

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Are you dealing with a chirping or unresponsive smoke detector? Local emergency services officials will soon be out and about in the community to help residents handle just that. 

Dawson County Fire Prevention officials will be going door to door offering replacement smoke alarms for free to people who need them in the War Hill Park Road and Jenkins Road areas from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, said Deputy Fire Marshal Roger Davis. 

Emergency Services is able to offer these smoke detectors through a program in partnership with the Red Cross, who provides the alarms, Davis said. 

“We’re handing out new smoke alarms to make people aware…and try to help reduce any chances of fire deaths,” Davis added. “If people need assistance installing [the detectors], then we’ll help install.”

People who want to switch out their smoke detectors this way but don’t live along the War Hill Park Road or Jenkins Road areas can still take advantage of the program in the near future, according to Davis. 

Others interested can reach out to Dawson County Fire Prevention via Roger Davis at or Fire Marshal Jeff Bailey at, and their division will work to accommodate those requests as soon as possible, Davis added. 

DCN will continue following news around Fire Prevention’s community-wide risk reduction and education programs.