The Fire Service will come to your home and check for potential risks and if necessary install smoke alarms free of charge.
"The home fire safety visits are carried out by operational crews, they are completely free and you may be eligible for a free smoke alarm. You will not be sold anything.
The visits focus on three key areas:
1. Identify and be aware of the potential fire risks within your home
2. Know what to do in order to reduce or prevent these risks
3. Put together an escape plan in case a fire does break out and ensure you have working smoke alarms."
I work for South Wales Fire & Rescue Service and we do not refuse free smoke alarms to anyone! (fully fitted as well)
We do in some cases offer free deep fat fryers to people at risk from chip pan fires. I cannot comment on any other brigades ability to do this but it is a service we offer. Although I would like to add please don't ask for one or try and make out that you need one when you don't. As this service is aimed at saving LIVES as many elderly people still use chip pans. What do your parents use?
I hope this is of some use if you need any further info just ask and i shall do my best to find you the answer.
Remember if your smoke alarm doesn't have a battery, You don't have a Smoke Alarm!