October is Fire Prevention Month

At Ingenium, Safety is our number one priority, so we want to remind you that October is Fire Prevention Month.

The goal of Fire Prevention Month is to raise fire safety awareness and help ensure your home and family is protected. In 1922, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) named October Fire Prevention Month in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire in 1871. Today we celebrate Fire Prevention Month by raising fire safety awareness and educating families, students and communities across the United States. During this month, fire departments provide education to their communities, and encourage parents and loved ones to practice fire prevention and whole home safety.

The NFPA’s 2021 campaign is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety.” Is there a beep or a chirp coming out of your smoke or carbon monoxide alarm? What does it all mean? Knowing the difference can save you, your home and your family! Make sure everyone in the home understands the sounds of the smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and knows how to respond. Learn the sounds of your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms by checking the user guide or search the brand and model on line.

Here’s a quick reminder on how to recognize the warning sounds and respond accordingly:

Hear a BEEP, get on your feet. Get out and stay out. Call 9-1-1 from outside.

Hear a CHIRP, make a change. A chirping alarm needs attention. Replace the batteries or the entire unit if it’s over 10 years old. If you don’t remember how old the unit is, replace.

To read about Fire Safety Month and the Sounds of Fire Safety, please visit the NFPA Website for more tips to keep your family safe. You can also download a printable flyer that you can post in your home or office.

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