|As Fire Prevention Week™ approaches, the New Lenox Fire Protection District reminds residents to “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety™”|
|By New Lenox Fire Protection District|
|September 30, 2021|
The New Lenox Fire Protection District (NLFPD) is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®)—the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years—to promote this year’s Fire Prevention WeekTM campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire SafetyTM.” This year’s campaign, October 3-9th, works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.
“What do the sounds mean? Is there a beep or a chirp coming out of your smoke or carbon monoxide alarm? Knowing the difference can save you, your home, and your family,” said Lorraine Carli, vice-president of outreach and advocacy at NFPA.
“It’s important to learn the different sounds of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. When an alarm makes noise—whether it is a beeping or a chirping sound—you must take action!” said Marisa Schrieber, NLFPD’s Fire and Life Safety Educator. “Make sure everyone in the home understands the sounds of the alarms and knows how to respond. To learn the sounds of your specific smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, check the manufacturer’s instructions that came in the box, or search the brand and model online.”
Below are some safety tips to help you “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety:”
To find out more about Fire Prevention Week and fire prevention in general, visit www.fpw.org.