Free Smoke Alarms for Veterans on Armed Forces Day

Red Cross of South Dakota Smoke Alarm Install

Several organizations in the Brookings, SD area are teaming up to provide free smoke alarms to veterans and active military families. The Brookings Fire Department, Brookings County Office of Veterans Services, Brookings County Emergency Management, and the American Red Cross are offering free smoke alarm installations and information about preparing should a fire break out in the home.

  • Veterans in and around Brookings can schedule an appointment to have smoke alarms checked, replaced or installed, free of charge.
  • The installations will happen between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 20.
  • To schedule an appointment, call the Brookings County Office of Veterans Services at (605) 696-8260.
  • Non-military households in need of smoke alarms can request free alarms through the Red Cross website,

    For more information about the Home Fire Campaign, go to If you’d like to see a home fire preparedness event in your community, contact your local Red Cross chapter: