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Fire Prevention Week: Learn the Sounds of Safety
October 3 - October 9
The Tyler Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®)—the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years—to promote this year’s Fire Prevention WeekTM campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire SafetyTM.”
This year’s campaign, October 3-9th, works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.
The Tyler Fire Department encourages all residents to embrace the 2021 Fire Prevention Week theme.
The Tyler Fire Department 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 CO alarms meet the needs of all your family members, including those with sensory or physical disabilities.
The Tyler Fire Department is participating in a series of events in support of this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign. Specific activities planned throughout the month of October include:
- Annual emergency evacuation drills will be conducted at each school within the City of Tyler;
- Various fire safety presentations throughout the month;
- Fire Department will participate in story time at the Tyler Public Library during the week;
- Ongoing smoke alarm installation program (please contact the Fire Department).
To find out more about Fire Prevention Week programs and activities in Tyler, please contact the Tyler Fire Department at 903-535-0007. For more information about Fire Prevention Week and fire prevention in general, visit www.fpw.org.