Fire Prevention Week starts Monday
The Sault Star
Sault Ste. Marie Fire Services is urging all citizens to learn the sights and sounds of fire safety during Fire Prevention Week on Oct. 3 to 9.
“At Sault Fire, we know that working smoke alarms save lives, and we encourage everyone to understand the different sounds their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms make,” said Fire Chief Peter Johnson. “In the words of the Ontario Fire Marshal, it’s time to get loud and test your alarms.”
Smoke alarms will emit sets of three beeps if smoke or fire is present. If carbon monoxide is present, CO alarms will emit sets of four beeps. When either alarm beeps, get out, call 9-1-1 and stay out. If you hear a single, quick chirp from your smoke or CO alarm every 30-60 seconds, it means it’s time to make a change. If the alarm is still chirping after you have changed the batteries, it means the alarm is at its end of life and needs to be replaced. 

People who are deaf or hard of hearing may not be able to depend on sounds to let them know there is danger or low battery. In these cases, special devices, such as strobe lights & bed shakers, make great additions to typical alarms. Devices like these can be purchased through Canadian Hearing Services.

To learn more about the different sights and sounds of fire safety during Fire Prevention Week, residents can visit the Sault Fire booth at Canadian Tire on Wednesday, Oct. 6 and 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Residents can also follow Sault Fire on FacebookInstagram and Twitter where we will be providing tips, videos, contests and giveaways all week long.


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