The Saint John Fire Department is reminding residents of the importance of fire safety and prevention as national fire prevention week runs from October 3-9, 2021. This year’s theme “learn the sounds of fire safety” is an important reminder to know what to listen for when it comes to the sounds your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms make.
“Understanding what the sounds mean, whether it’s a full alarm, an indication to change your alarm’s batteries, or to replace the alarm is critical to ensuring everyone’s safety,” said Roy Nolan, Captain of Fire Prevention and Investigations for the Saint John Fire Department. “Everyone in your home needs to know what sounds to listen for. If you or a family member are hard of hearing, then consider getting a strobe light or bed shaking alarm to make sure everyone is alerted to an emergency. And remember that fire prevention always starts with having a plan.”
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Learn more on Fire Prevention Week by visiting nfpa.org