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Smoke Alarm Installation Liability

July 8, 2019


As part of their prevention efforts, fire departments educate communities about fire prevention and many provide and install smoke alarms in residences. This Report examines what liability, if any, fire departments have in this regard.

This report addresses whether the U.S. holds nonprofit organizations, volunteer organizations, local governments, or fire departments liable for damage that are caused by a fire that occurred after the organization installed smoke alarms.

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