Each year, North Metro Fire Rescue District kicks off the month of October with special events centered around Fire Prevention Week in coordination with the National Fire Protection Association.
This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety™”.
Schedule of Events
October 5 - Story Time with the Broomfield Library at the Broomfield Amphitheater, 10 a.m.
October 9 - Fire Safety and CPR Education at the Northglenn Recreation Center Grand Opening, 1-7 p.m.
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms: Tips to Remember
Test your alarms at least once a month, and make sure your alarms meet the needs of all your family members, including those with sensory or physical disabilities.
There are smoke alarms and alert devices that alert people who are deaf or hard of hearing. These devices include strobe lights that flash to alert people when the smoke alarm sounds. Pillow or bed shakers designed to work with your smoke alarm also can be purchased and installed."
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.
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.