Edwards Fire and Emergency Services: Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety

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  • By Edwards Fire and Emergency Services
  • 812th Civil Engineer Squadron

Edwards Fire and Emergency Services 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 campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety.” This year’s campaign, October 3-9, works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.

Edwards Fire and Emergency Services 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! 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.

Edwards Fire and Emergency Services 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 (from a landline) or (661) 277-4540/4541 (from a cell phone), 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.

Edwards Fire and Emergency Services and base leadership are hosting a a fire truck parade through base housing and Fam Camp on Sunday, 3 October, at 1030 hours in support of this year’s Fire Prevention WeekTM campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire SafetyTM.”. Fire trucks will end the parade route at the Edwards Base Exchange (approx. 1130) with an opportunity for residents to view trucks and pick up fire safety educational materials for a short time after the parade.

To find out more about Fire Prevention Week programs and activities a Edwards AFB please contact Edwards Fire and Emergency Services at 661-277-3124. For more general information about Fire Prevention Week and cooking fire prevention, visit www.fpw.org.

See map for parade route. We request all families enjoy the parade from their drive ways to ensure your safety. For those who have houses not on the parade route please come to the end of the block or turnabout nearest the parade route as alternate viewing areas to observe the parade. We ask you respect all COVID-19 base precautions when observing the parade from all viewing areas.

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