Fire Prevention Week is October 3 to 9, 2021!
This year Fire Prevention Week focuses on “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!” 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!
- Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety - Check out activities and resources on the sounds of fire safety.
This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!” works to about the different sounds the smoke and carbon monoxide alarms make, and what those sounds mean.
TIPS ON THE SOUNDS OF FIRE SAFETY
- Hear a BEEP?
There’s an emergency! Get everyone out of the home immediately. Call 9-1-1 from outside.
- Hear a CHIRP?
A single chirp every 30 or 60 seconds means the batteries, or the alarms themselves, need to be replaced immediately.
- Get LOUD!
Test your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms today and every month.
- Install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms!
Install working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms on every storey of your home and outside sleeping areas. Test them every month!
- Nothing lasts forever - including smoke alarms!
Smoke alarms don't last forever. Replace them after 10 years.
- Fire doesn't take a vacation
Install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in cottages, cabins and trailers.
DID YOU KNOW?
If you can’t hear your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, there are devices such as strobe lights or bed shakers that help alert you in an emergency.
RESOURCES & ACTIVITIES
Click here for activities and important fire safety tips for your home:
- Fire Safety Activities, Games and More for Younger Children
- Fire Safety Lessons for Elementary School Students
- What's Cooking for Teens - Fire Safety Program