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Did you know that working smoke alarms in the home reduce the risk of dying in a reported fire by more than half? However, 41% of home fire deaths occur in homes with no smoke alarms or smoke alarms that failed to operate. Fortunately, the National Fire Protection Association has declared October 3rd-9th as this year’s Fire Prevention Week focused on “Learning the Sounds of Fire Safety.”

From beeps to chirps, this year’s campaign works to better educate the public about the sounds smoke alarms make, what those sounds mean, and how to respond to them. Gaining a better understanding of the reasons smoke alarms may sound and knowing how to effectively address them, ensures that smoke alarms remain in working order. The campaign also addresses special considerations for the deaf and hard of hearing, along with information about carbon monoxide alarms.

Through a series of videos and activities, the importance of fire safety will be stressed to help reduce, if not eliminate, this trend. We’ll be highlighting the different “Sounds of Fire Safety” on our social media pages all week so be sure to follow along! Our OCFA Kids Corner also will be filled with new activities that correspond to the safety points of Fire Prevention Week. Share and watch these videos and identify ways to ensure your kitchen and family stay safe while cooking.

It is our hope this will be a fun and interactive learning week for children and adults alike. Please join us in spreading the word by sharing these activities!