BRAMPTON, ON (October 1, 2021) – From October 3 to 9, Brampton Fire and Emergency Services, the City of Brampton and event sponsor, Enbridge Gas, are recognizing Fire Prevention Week to help educate the community on fire safety and preparedness. This year’s theme, as announced by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!” and aims to create awareness about the different sounds that smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms make.
Knowing the important sounds of fire safety can help save a life. Understanding the difference between a single chirp, double chirp and beeps will keep you prepared for all situations.
- A continuous set of three loud beeps means smoke or fire. Get out, stay out and call 9-1-1
- A single chirp every 30 or 60 seconds means the battery is low and must be changed
- 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. Replace all smoke alarms every 10 years
Make sure smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms meet the needs of all family members, including those with sensory or physical disabilities. For individuals who may not be able to hear audible alarm sounds, visual alarms or a visual emergency alerting system should be in place to notify when there is an emergency.
During Fire Prevention Week, follow Brampton Fire and Emergency Services on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube for safety tips and information on how to identify the sounds of safety.
Thank you to Brampton Fire Prevention Week sponsor, Enbridge Gas, for their generous and continued support of fire safety within the Brampton community. Everyone has the power to take simple but important fire safety actions to keep themselves and those around them safe.
“Ongoing fire safety and education contributes to Brampton being a Healthy and Safe City. This Fire Prevention Week I encourage everyone to become familiar with the sounds of safety in order to keep themselves and their families safe.”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton
“Safety starts with you. I encourage residents to be proactive in their safety, learn the sounds of safety and maintain their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms because they save lives.”
- Rowena Santos, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 & 5; Chair, Community Services, City of Brampton
“Smoke alarms save lives, and when properly installed and maintained they play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries. It’s important to learn the different sounds of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms so you can take the appropriate action. Everyone in the home needs to understand the sounds of their alarms and know how to respond.”
- Bill Boyes, Fire Chief, Brampton Fire and Emergency Services
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