Smoke Alarm Installation Waiver and Release of Liability

NOTICE: BY EXECUTING THIS FORM YOU WILL BE ACKNOWLEDGING THE
EXISTENCE OF CERTAIN RISKS AND GIVING UP CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS
MORE SPECIFICALLY DESCRIBED BELOW. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.
 
1. Acknowledgment of program and permission to install or replace smoke alarms. The Undersigned Person acknowledges that the City of New Britain is providing Smoke Alarm (s) free of charge. To receive the benefits of the Smoke Alarm(s), the Undersigned Person hereby grants permission to two New Britain Fire Department Representatives to enter the Undersigned Person’s Residence solely for the purpose of installing or replacing the agreed-upon Smoke Alarms or replacing provided batteries in an approved manner.

2. Acknowledgment of Risk. The Undersigned Person acknowledges the risks associatedwith residential fires, even when a properly operating Smoke Alarm or battery is installed. The Undersigned Person also acknowledges the small risk of potential personal injury or property damage that could result from the installation of the agreed-upon Smoke Alarms or batteries.
 
3. Waiver and Release of Liability. The Undersigned Person hereby releases and foreverdischarges the City of New Britain, its elected and appointed officials, directors, officers, boards, commissions, agents, representatives, servants, and employees, and any and all other persons, firms, or corporations who are or might be liable, from any and all claims of any kind or character which the Undersigned Person has or may have against them relating in any way to the Smoke Alarm(s) provided by the City of New Britain or batteries provided by the resident or the City of New Britain. This waiver includes all damages, losses, costs, expenses, and injuries that allegedly occur during the installation of the Smoke Alarm or battery replacement. In that regard, the Undersigned Person covenants to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless to the fullest extent permitted by law the foregoing persons and entities from any loss or damages, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and litigation expenses, which may be incurred by them in the event any such claims are asserted against them or any of them.
 
4. Section 52-557r of the Connecticut General Statutes. The Undersigned herebyacknowledges and understands that Section 52-557r of the Connecticut General Statutes provides immunity to the Fire Department and its employees for the installation of a smoke detector.
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