Crime & Public Safety

Bluffton Township Fire District warns of faulty smoke alarms

The Bluffton Township Fire District reminds homeowners to change the batteries for their smoke alarms.

The fire district said that only two out of 10 homes state-wide have a working smoke alarm and only four out of 10 homes have smoke alarms within the residence.

Smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years, according to the fire district, and batteries should be changed twice a year.

For more information on how to stay safe from a fire, the fire district suggests contacting your local department, calling the Bluffton Township Fire District Public Education Officer at (943) 548-4354, or emailing Lt. Lee Levesque at