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Posted on: May 5, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Get a Free Smoke Alarm Installed as Part of the Red Cross Sound the Alarm event in Paso Robles

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Paso Robles-The American Red Cross Pacific Coast Chapter volunteers along with the Paso Robles Fire and Emergency Services and North County CERT volunteers will be checking and installing smoke alarms for local families during a Sound the Alarm home fire safety event in Paso Robles on Saturday, May 6, 2023.

“Sound the Alarm is a rewarding way to give back and directly help local families,” said Tony Briggs, Executive Director of the Pacific Coast Chapter. “It’s a day of coming together to support one another, especially those most vulnerable to home fires. A working smoking alarm can be the difference between survival and tragedy — and as a community, we can help our neighbors stay safe by ensuring they have these lifesaving devices.”

Fire Captain/Paramedic John Prickett states “Smoke alarms save lives. Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out.”

1,500 LIVES SAVED AND COUNTING This Sound the Alarm event is a critical part of the national Red Cross Home Fire Campaign, which has helped save at least 1,583 lives since launching in October 2014. Locally, during this time, the Pacific Coast Chapter and local partners have installed more than 11,190 free smoke alarms and made more than 4,480 households safer across the Pacific Coast.

You can also help your family by testing your smoke alarms monthly and practicing your two-minute home fire escape plan. Learn more at

This work is made possible thanks to generous financial donations from regional partners: Bank of the Sierra, California Resources Corporation, Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino, and the Wonderful Company.

To schedule installation of a free smoke alarm can call 805-678-3037 to be added to the list or sign up on the website here:

Please visit the Paso Robles Fire and Emergency Services website for information about the department as well as information about Smoke Detectors or call (805) 227-7560.


Media Contact:

John Prickett
Fire Captain/Paramedic

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