The Leadville/Lake County Fire Department has a large supply of smoke detectors and carbon monoxide monitors available.

Residents can call the fire station (719-486-2990) and leave their names and phone numbers. The department will call back and make an appointment to come install either or both.

These devices have 10-year batteries.

“We would like to ensure that all Leadville/Lake County homes have working smoke detectors and carbon monoxide devices,” said Fire Marshal Steve Boyle.

According to Captain Dave McCann, carbon monoxide detectors are important because an individual can’t smell a leaking furnace or water heater and may not know they have a problem without a detector. Carbon monoxide makes a person unable to process oxygen.

This program is sponsored by the Red Cross and the Leadville/Lake County Fire Department.

The Fire Department also will install infant car seats to ensure they are installed correctly. Call for an appointment to ensure someone is available to assist. Car seats are also available if needed.

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