This week is Fire Prevention Week in Canada and the United States. This year’s theme is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!”
This year the goal is to educate everyone about the different sounds the smoke and carbon monoxide alarms make.
When an alarm makes noises – a beeping sound or a chirping sound – you must take action.
Here are some 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.
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 carbon monoxide alarms meet the needs of all your family members, including those with sensory or physical disabilities.
All smoke alarms must be replaced after 10 years.
Source: Gov NL