Free smoke alarms and installation

Published on September 18, 2022

smoke detector on blue background with event date october 15, 2022

National Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 9-15, and this year the City of Lakewood and the American Red Cross are hosting Sound the Alarm for Lakewood residents.

Sound the Alarm is a fire-prevention initiative that provides residential smoke detectors and in-home installation for free.

Smoke detectors are encouraged in each room of the home.

Free smoke alarms and installation

If you do not have working smoke detectors, or you need more in your home, sign up at

You will be contacted to set up an appointment for Saturday, Oct. 15 to have the smoke detectors installed in your home at no charge.

See the flyer to sign up for an appointment(PDF, 2MB).

Want to volunteer?

The American Red Cross and City of Lakewood are also looking for volunteers to work Sound the Alarm on Oct. 15 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

No experience or tools are necessary, however volunteers must be over the age of 14. See the flyer for more on volunteering.(PDF, 3MB) 

If you’re interested, call the Red Cross at 310-445-9914.

For additional information or questions, please contact Lakewood’s Public Safety Department at 562- 866-9771, ext. 2114.

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