Fire Chief Nelson Johnson
Fire Prevention week is coming soon, Oct 3 - 9, 2021 is fire prevention week. This year the message is learn the sounds of fire safety.
This year’s campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!” works to educate everyone about the different sounds the smoke and carbon monoxide alarms make. Knowing what to do when an alarm sounds will keep you and your family safe. When an alarm makes noises – a beeping sound or a chirping sound – you must take action.
HEAR A BEEP - GET ON YOUR FEET, go outside and call 911
HEAR A CHIRP - MAKE A CHANGE, this means the battery needs to be replaced or the detector needs to be replaced. Replace detectors and alarms every 10 years, if you don't remember the date, just replace it.
What is your alarm telling you?
CARBON MONOXIDE (CO) ALARMS
Make sure your smoke and CO alarms meet the needs of everyone in your home, including those with sensory or physical disabilities.
✔ Install a bedside alert device that responds to the sound of the smoke and CO alarms. Use of a low frequency alarm can also wake a sleeping person with mild to severe hearing loss.
✔ Sleep with your mobility device, glasses, and phone close to your bed.
✔ Keep pathways like hallways lit with night lights and free from clutter to make sure everyone can get out safely.