Firefighters educate on “Sounds of Fire Safety” | News, Sports, Jobs
ELKINS – State Farm Agent Jodie Parrack is teaming up with the Elkins Fire Department to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Learn the sounds of fire safety. “
This year’s campaign, October 3-9, aims to educate everyone on the simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.
“What do the sounds mean? Is your smoke or carbon monoxide detector beeping or beeping? Knowing the difference can save you, your home and your family ”, said Lorraine Carli, vice president of outreach and advocacy at NFPA.
Fire Chief Steve Himes and the Elkins Fire Department are encouraging all residents to adopt the theme of Fire Prevention Week 2021.
“It is important to learn the different sounds of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. When an alarm sounds, beeps or chirps, you must act! “ said Captain JW Jones.
“Make sure everyone in the house understands the sounds of the alarms and knows what to do with them. To find the sounds of your specific smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, check the manufacturer’s instructions that came in the box or search for the make and model online.
The following safety tips will help you “Learn the sounds of fire safety”:
• A continuous series of three loud beeps – beep, beep, beep – signifies smoke or fire. Get out, dial 9-1-1 and stay outside.
• A single beep every 30 or 60 seconds means the battery is low and needs to be changed.
• All smoke detectors should be replaced after 10 years.
• The beep that continues after battery replacement means the alarm is at the end of its life and the unit needs to be replaced.
• Make sure your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms meet the needs of all members of your family, including those with sensory or physical disabilities.
• For more general information on Fire Prevention Week and fire prevention in general, visit www.fpw.org.