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Sound The Alarm event

Join Aspen Fire Department for the "Sound the Alarm" event.

Thursday, 5/16/24, 5pm - 7pm

Off of Maple Lane, Cottonwood Lane, Oak Lane and Ajax Avenue in Aspen, CO.

Along with the Red Cross, we will be handing out Smoke Alarms and checking existing Smoke Alarms for compliance. 
The image is an infographic about smoke alarms at home, highlighting safety tips, facts, and the importance of having working smoke alarms.


Smoke alarms save lives. Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries. Fire spreads fast—working smoke alarms give you early warning so you can get outside quickly.


  • Roughly three out of five fire deaths happen in homes with either no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
  • More than one-third (38 percent) of home fire deaths result from fires in which no smoke alarms are present.
  • The risk of dying in a home fire is cut in half in homes with working smoke alarms.

Source: NFPA Research

Safety Tips

  • Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area. Install alarms on every level of the home. Install alarms in the basement.
  • It is best to use interconnected smoke alarms so that when one smoke alarm sounds, they all sound.
  • Test all smoke alarms at least once a month. Press the test button to be sure the alarm is working.
  • A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire. 
  • Working smoke alarms are an important part of a home fire escape plan. 

Safety Tip Sheets

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