It's time for Fire Prevention Week!
Oct. 3-9, Airdrie Fire Department (AFD) will join forces with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and fire departments all across the country to remind residents to “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!”
“Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!” works to educate everyone about the different sounds the smoke and carbon monoxide alarms make. Knowing what to do when an alarm sounds will keep you and your family safe. When an alarm makes noises – a beeping sound or a chirping sound – you must take action.
Is there a beep or a chirp coming out of your smoke or carbon monoxide alarm? What does it all mean?
Knowing the difference can save you, your home, and your family! Make sure everyone in the home understands the sounds of the smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and knows how to respond. Learn the sounds of your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms by checking the user guide or search the brand and model online.
What is your alarm telling you?
• A continued 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
CARBON MONOXIDE (CO) ALARMS
• A continuous set of four loud beeps—beep, beep, beep,
beep—means carbon monoxide is present in your home.
Go outside, call 9-1-1 and stay out.
• A single chirp every 30 or 60 seconds means the battery is low
and must be replaced.
• CO alarms also have “end of life” sounds that vary by
manufacturer. This means it’s time to get a new CO alarm.
• 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.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has created some special videos and activities for Fire Prevention Week 2020 and invite you to “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!”
To view the videos and download the resources simply click on the links below:
Enter our draw for your chance to win some fire safety equipment. Have a parent print this page of Sparky, colour him in and take a photo of you and your family practicing fire safety, not just in the kitchen, but anywhere in your home!
There are many ways to practice fire safety that can be found on the AFD Home Fire Safety Checklist.
Send your photo submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be entered into a draw for fire safety equipment.
The Airdrie Fire Department (AFD) and NFPA have some valuable online resources to ensure that you and your family remain safe at home.
The NFPA has many age-appropriate resources for educators to teach fire safety.
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The NFPA provides the following safety information for specific groups at risk:
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