Take Safety Home: Fire Prevention Week 2021

Fire Prevention Week 2021 started on October 3rd and ran through October 9th.

The theme this year is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!”

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign’s theme , “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!” works to educate everyone about the different sounds that smoke and carbon monoxide alarms make. When an alarm makes noises – a beeping sound or a chirping sound – you must take action.  Knowing what to do when an alarm sounds will keep you and your family safe.

Know the Different Sound of the Safety Devices

Is there a beep or a chirp coming out of your smoke or carbon monoxide alarm? What does it all mean?
Knowing the difference can save you, your home, and your family! Make sure everyone in the home
understands the different sounds that the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors make and how to respond accordingly.  Learn the sounds of your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms by checking the user guide or
search the brand and model online.

Overall Home Fire Safety Planning and Practice is Vital

Does your family have an overall Home Fire Safety Plan? Does your family know what to do in an emergency situation, such as a house fire? How about preventing a house fire? Working smoke alarms, home fire sprinklers, a home fire escape plan and identifying potential hazards are all important parts of a home fire safety plan that will protect your family and property from a fire. However it’s not enough to just develop your plan; it is important that your family practice your escape plan at least twice a year.

If your family needs help in developing a home fire safety plan, check out these resources:

Visit the NFPA website at http://www.firepreventionweek.org for information on the leading causes of home fires, how to protect your home and family with life-saving technologies, and the importance of home escape planning.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

https://www.nfpa.org/Events/Events/Fire-Prevention-Week/About

https://www.nfpa.org/-/media/Files/FPW/Safety-tip-sheets/2021/FPW21ThemeSafetyTipSheet.ashx

This information is provided as a service to you by Compliance Consultants, Inc.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is intended for general information purposes only and is based on information available as of the initial date of publication. No representation is made that the information or references are complete or remain current. This article is not a substitute for review of current applicable government regulations, industry standards, or other standards specific to your business and/or activities and should not be construed as legal advice or opinion. Readers with specific questions should refer to the applicable standards or consult with an attorney. 

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