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Learn the sounds of Fire Safety – National Fire Prevention Week

Posted on: September 27th, 2021

National Fire Prevention week is coming up next week, October 3rd through the 9th. The NFPA’s theme for the year is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety”. This year they want to make everyone aware of the difference between the sounds of a smoke detector and a carbon monoxide one. As we are approaching fall and winter, here are some safety tips to keep in mind.

Always install smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in your home.

Smoke alarms detect the smell of smoke generally before a person will. They should be in every bedroom, in hallways and even basements.

As far as carbon monoxide, it doesn’t have a smell and emits a colorless gas. This gas takes over the oxygen that is in a person’s body which is why it’s so dangerous. It can happen before you are even away. If you have natural gas in your home, you should have a CO detector in it.

Recognize the sounds and what they mean

Smoke alarms:

Carbon monoxide (CO) alarms:

Both your smoke alarm and CO alarms should be replaced every 10 years.

You can learn more about Fire Prevention Week and other safety precautions by visiting firepreventionweek.org.

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