State Farm agent Blake Price, located in Winter Garden, is teaming up with the Foundation Academy to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign.
This year's campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety,” "works to educate everyone about the different sounds the smoke and carbon
monoxide alarms make," according to a press release from State Farm.
“It’s important to learn the different sounds of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms," Price said. "When an alarm makes noise—a beeping sound or a chirping sound—you must take action!”
As part of Fire Prevention Week, State Farm agents are traveling across the country to deliver toolkits to thousands of fire departments and elementary schools.
Each toolkit includes one large banner, 15 posters, and 100 of each: adult fire safety brochures, kids’ activity booklets, newsletters, stickers, magnets, and bags.
The following steps from State Farm can help the community "Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety..."
- A continuous set of three loud beeps means smoke or fire. Get out, call 911, and stay out.
- A single chirp every 30 or 60 seconds means the battery for the alarm 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 carbon monoxide alarms meet the needs of all family members, including those with sensory or physical disabilities.
The campaign will run from Oct. 3 through Oct. 9.
“Make sure everyone in the home understands the sounds of the alarms and knows how to respond," Price said. "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.”
Foundation Academy is encouraging all residents to embrace the 2021 Fire Prevention Week theme.
For more general information about Fire Prevention Week and fire prevention in general, visit www.fpw.org.