Learn the Sounds of Safety

October 3 through October 9 is Fire Prevention Safety Week. This year's theme is "Learn the Sounds of Safety."

Do you know the difference between a beep and a chirp coming out of your smoke or carbon monoxide alarm? Knowing the difference can save you, your home, and your family!

What is your alarm telling you?

SMOKE ALARMS
  • A continued set of three loud beeps-beep, beep, beep-means smoke or fire. Get out, call 9-1-1, and stay out.
  • A single "chirp" every 30 or 60 seconds means the battery is low and must be changed.
  • All smoke alarms must be replaced after 10 years.
  • Chirping that continues after the battery has been replaced means the alarm is at the end of its life and the unit must be replaced.

CARBON MONOXIDE (CO) ALARMS
  • A continuous set of four loud beeps-beep, beep, beep, beep-means carbon monoxide is present in your home. Get outside, call 9-1-1, and stay out.
  • A single chirp every 30 or 60 seconds means the battery is low and must be replaced.
  • CO alarms also have "end of life" sounds that vary by manufacturer. This means it's time to get a new CO alarm.
  • Chirping that continues after the battery has been replaced means the alarm is at the end of its life and the unit must be replaced.

HEAR A BEEP, GET ON YOUR FEET! HEAR A CHIRP, MAKE A CHANGE!

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