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Fire Extinguisher Exchange

CTC Fire Extinguisher Exchange 2020, Feb 19-20
All households must bring their fire extinguisher to the CTC garages on Feb. 19 or 20 to receive a new one.

CTC has the responsibility to keep all of our residents safe, which includes keeping fire extinguishers up to date and fully functioning. As a not-for-profit organization, CTC does not operate with much disposable funding; thus, we need your help to exchange the fire extinguishers in our community in order to keep rent dues as low as possible and redirect as many resources back into the community.

We hire an outside company to make the switch, in which every day of the exchange costs us a significant amount of money for the service. Therefore, to use our resources most efficiently, we need one resident of each household to bring their Fire Extinguisher to trade for a new one on either February 19th or 20th. Meet us at the Community Center garages behind the CTC Office (facing Commonwealth Ave) between 7:30 am - 5:00 pm to receive a new fire extinguisher.


What if I Can't Make the Exchange?

Ask a friend, neighbor, or Ward Rep if they can make the switch for you if no one in your household is able to. The fire extinguisher just needs to be exchanged, it doesn’t matter by who! Ensure you plan ahead if you ask someone else, as you may need to either leave a key to your apartment or give your fire extinguisher to the individual completing the exchange. If it isn't possible for a neighbor or friend to bring your fire extinguisher over, our maintenance staff can take care of it for a small fee. 


Where is My Fire Extinguisher?

• One Bedroom: entry closet 
• Two Bedroom Split: first floor closet under stairwell 
• Two Bedroom Phase IV: first floor closet 
• Three Bedroom Phase IV: first floor closet


Where Do I Exchange My Fire Extinguisher?

Come to the garages of the Community Center behind the CTC Office (on Fifield Ave facing Commonwealth Ave) between 7:30 am - 5:00 pm to receive a new fire extinguisher. View Map.

Complete Fire Extinguisher Exchange at CTC Garages
Exchange at the Community Center garages on Fifield Ave, which faces north to Knapp and Commonwealth Ave.

Ramsey County Compost Starter Kit
Plus, Free Organic Recycling Kits!

We will have free food scraps starter kits for organics recycling provided available at the fire extinguisher exchange. They are offered by Ramsey County for residents who want to recycle food scraps. One Hundred Kits are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You are also able to pick up, for free at Ramsey County yard waste sites or libraries.

Please note that the Ramsey County Organics Recycling Program allows more items to compost than CTC's Program. Please carefully read the compost information provided with the starter kits.


Thank you for your cooperation and please contact the office if you have any questions!