Fire Prevention Week – October 3 to 9 – Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety

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Fire Prevention Week – October 3 to 9 – Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety

During Fire Prevention Week, October 3-9th, the Township of Madawaska Valley Fire Department reminds residents to “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety”

This year’s theme is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety.”  The Township of Madawaska Valley Fire Department encourages residents to be aware of the sounds of fire safety.

What do the sounds mean? Is there a beep or a chirp coming out of your smoke or carbon monoxide alarm? Knowing the difference can save you, your home, and your family.

It’s important to learn the different sounds of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. When an alarm makes noise—a beeping sound or a chirping sound—you must take action! Make sure everyone in the home understands the sounds of the alarms and knows 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 Township of Madawaska Valley Fire Department wants to share safety tips to help you “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 CO alarms meet the needs of all your family members, including those with sensory or physical disabilities.

For more information on Fire Prevention Week please contact the Township of Madawaska Valley Fire Department at 613-756-2747 ext. 235.  For more general information about Fire Prevention Week and fire prevention in general, visit www.fpw.org.

 

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