The Villages Public Safety Department offers smoke detector assistance to residents of The Villages as part of the Fall Prevention Program. This program is designed for residents who are disabled or unable to climb ladders.
The Villages Public Safety Department recommends batteries be changed once per year. Residents are required to purchase the brand new nine-volt batteries or detectors before they call for assistance.
For residents that are hearing impaired, there are several types of detectors that may be right for them, such as strobe light detectors or detectors that can shake the bed in the event of a fire. For more information on these detectors, visit districtgov.org or stop by The Villages Public Safety Administration office at 3035 S. Morse Blvd. to obtain a brochure. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Smoke detector battery changes and/or installations can be arranged by calling 352-205-8280, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If it is after hours or on the weekend and the detector is beeping, call 352-205-8280 and select option 1 on the recording to be connected to Community Watch Dispatch.
This service is free, and appointments are for same-day service and are on a first come first serve basis. The Villages Public Safety Department employees will arrive at your home in uniform with a visible name badge. They will also have a ladder with them.
If anyone has any questions or would like additional information on this program, contact The Villages Public Safety Department at 352-205-8280.