I changed the battery in my smoke detector, but it keeps beeping.

Batteries in all smoke detectors need to be changed out simultaneously, preferably twice a year. Dust and dirt buildup also affects how well the units operate, so clean your smoke detectors thoroughly when you change out the batteries. Additionally, smoke detectors have a life span of around ten years. 

If your home is close to this age, you can remove one of your smoke detectors and see the manufacture date on the back label. If the detector is nearly ten years old or older, you may need to replace the detector(s). 

If the problem persists, contact the fire administration office at 214-975-0420 during normal business hours. After hours, call LEPD non-emergency 214-975-0460.

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1. Does the Fire Department offer CPR classes?
2. I have questions about my ambulance bill. Who do I call?
3. Does the Fire Department host birthday parties?
4. I changed the battery in my smoke detector, but it keeps beeping.
5. Does the Town have a tornado shelter?
6. Who do I contact about a home safety inspection for adoption or foster home designation?
7. Does the Fire Department assist in car seat installation?
8. Does the Town require a burn permit for outdoor burning?
9. Is today a burn day?
10. Does the fire department have a local Explorers program for teenagers interested in the fire service?