“Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety”

The Salmo Fire Department is encouraging you to participate in Fire Prevention Week Activities suggested by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) – the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years – program to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety”. This year’s campaign, October 3-9, works to educate everyone about simple, but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.

Learn the different sounds of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and make sure everyone in your home understands the different sounds of the alarms and how to respond. To learn the sounds of your specific smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, check the manufacturer’s instructions that came in the box, or search the brand and model online.

The Salmo Fire Department encourages all residents to embrace the 2021 Fire Prevention Week theme and to follow these safety tips to “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety”:

  • A continuous set of three loud beeps – beep, beep, beep – means smoke or fire. Get out, call 9-1-1, and stay out.
  • A single chirp every 30 or 60 seconds means the battery is low and must be changed.
  • All smoke alarms must be replaced after 10 years.
  • Chirping that continues after the battery has been replaced means the alarm is at the end of its life and the unit must be replaced.
  • Make sure your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms meet the needs of all your family members, including those with sensory or physical disabilities.

Visit https://www.nfpa.org/fpwfor more information.