Thank you for visiting the Public Safety and Fire Prevention Page for the Aspinwall Volunteer Fire Department. We hope the information shared below will assist you in maintaining a safe and healthy household and way of life.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors Information:
Install and maintain CO alarms inside your
home to provide early warning of high, unhealthy levels of carbon monoxide in your residence. In 2013, PA enacted a new law
that requires at least one carbon monoxide detector be installed in each unit of all multi-family residences by 2015. (The Carbon Monoxide Alarm Standards Act, PA Senate Bill 607)
alarms should be installed in a central location outside each separate sleeping
area and on every level of the home.
Choose a CO alarm that has the label of a
recognized testing laboratory.
alarms are not substitutes for smoke alarms. Know the difference between the
sound of smoke alarms and the sound of CO alarms.
There are combination CO and Smoke
Detectors available for purchase, should you want to go that route.
Smoke Detectors Save Lives!
Please don't think, "It can't happen to me!" We lose a lot of great family members and friends each and every year to fire related deaths. When you
compare those kind of losses to the cost of a few smoke detectors, doesn't
it make sense to install them and make sure they're working? Here's some more
- Three out of five home fire deaths result
from fires in properties without working smoke alarms.
- More than one-third (37 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.
Please install smoke alarms and please
change those batteries, if you already have smoke detectors.
In Pennsylvania, all residences shall have
a smoke detector in each bedroom, on all levels, including basements and
Fire Safety and Fire Prevention Information:
The Aspinwall Fire Department, upon your
request, can provide you and your family with information, in the following
"Cooking Fire Safety"
"Fire Safety for Older Adults"
"Winter Fire Safety"
"E.D.I.T.H. - Exit Drills in the Home" (
Planning and Practicing your own escape plan.)
Please visit and "like" our
Facebook page: "Aspinwall's Fire Department Fire Prevention Page."
message us there to request any informational material or to ask us questions. And
you can also message us if you would like a free home fire inspection. We can
provide that as well.
We also have some coloring and activity
books so that you can get interactive with your children or grandchildren, as
it relates to Fire Safety and Fire Prevention.
Keep an eye out for the Aspinwall area's
Fire Safety Trailer. It will be making its rounds pretty soon!