This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety” works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.
White Rock Fire Rescue encourages all residents to embrace the 2021 Fire Prevention Week theme and wants to share safety tips to help you “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety”
- A continuous 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.
- Make sure your smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms meet the needs of all your family members, including those with sensory or physical disabilities.
Fire Prevention Week Contest
Fire Prevention Week is a great time to discuss fire and burn prevention with your family and friends, and it is an opportunity for students in British Columbia to win some fantastic prizes. This year, the contest is open to all grades! Details on the contest can be found on the Office of the Fire Commissioners' website at www.gov.bc.ca/FirePreventionWeek.
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