From the Journal News today:
Under this program, renters are not eligible to receive free smoke alarms. Section 704.02 of the Property Maintenance Code requires rental dwellings to have a certain number of smoke alarms. The owner of the structure is responsible to insure the alarms are maintained in rental structures. If you are a renter and need smoke alarms, please advise the owner of the property. If the owner is unwilling to provide an alarm or is unresponsive, please contact the Middletown Division of Fire at (513) 425-7996.