PLEASE READ BEFORE CONTINUING NOTE: The Yakima Fire Department cannot assist in changing or installing hard-wired smoke alarms. ALL hardwired smoke alarms must be worked on by the homeowner or a licensed electrician. For those in need who cannot afford new smoke alarms, the Fire Department has a limited supply of single station battery powered smoke alarms that can be installed by emergency responders between calls. Each request is on a case by case basis and can be denied or given a card with the names of local electrician for installations. A maximum of 2 alarms may be provided per household. Due to our limited equipment carried on our fire engines, The Fire Department can only inspect / replace alarms under 10 feet high.If we determine that we cannot do the installation or replacement of your batteries, the crews can give you a card with the names of local electricians that can assist you.Please allow 5 working days for the Fire Department to respond to this request.