Fire Prevention Week 2021 is here; LVFD Open House returns October 7th

County 10 Photo - Lander Volunteer Fire Department

(Lander, WY) – The Lander Volunteer 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 Week 2021 campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety.”

The LVFD will be visiting local schools and daycares throughout this week, and has announced they will be hosting the annual Open House event on Thursday, October 7th starting at 6:00 pm.

This year’s campaign works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.

What do the sounds mean? Is there a beep or a chirp coming out of your smoke or carbon monoxide alarm? Knowing the difference can save you, your home, and your family.

The LVFD encourages all residents to embrace the 2021 Fire Prevention Week theme.

“It’s important to learn the different sounds of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. When an alarm makes noise—a beeping sound or a chirping sound—you must take action!” said LVFD Chief, Bobby Johnston. “Make sure everyone in the home understands the sounds of the alarms and knows how to respond. To learn the sounds of your specific smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, check the manufacturer’s instructions that came in the box, or search the brand and model online.”

The Lander Volunteer 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.

To find out more about Fire Prevention Week programs and activities in Lander, please contact the Lander Volunteer Fire Department at [email protected] or visit www.landerfire.org.

For more general information about Fire Prevention Week and fire prevention in general, visit www.fpw.org.

h/t LVFD