October 3-9 is Fire Prevention Week. Learn the sounds of fire safety, to keep you, your family, and your home safe.

SMOKE ALARMS

  • 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 replaced.

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

To learn more about fire prevention and Fire Prevention Week, visit www.firepreventionweek.org.