Illinois has a Smoke Detector Act (425 ILCS 60/) which addresses the requirement for smoke alarms. Every single-family residence shall have at least one approved smoke detector installed on every story of the dwelling unit, including basements but not including unoccupied attics. The North Riverside Fire Department, together with the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance and Illinois State Fire Marshall, wants you to “Be Alarmed!” by providing education materials and 10-year sealed battery smoke alarms to residents of all ages to help reduce the number of fire-related injuries and deaths in the community. This program is for HOMEOWNERS ONLY. To learn more about the program, call us at (708) 447-1981.