Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety During National Fire Prevention Week
Gary, MN — This week is National Fire Prevention Week and area fire officials are encouraging to learn the sounds of fire safety as part of this year’s theme. Homes should be equipped with both smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. While they detect different things, both are important towards saving your life. Gary Fire Chief Buck Engen says most people don’t realize the difference between the two alarms.
No matter whether it’s a smoke alarm or carbon monoxide alarm, if the alarm is sounding, get out and call 9-1-1 immediately. Engen encourages families to use this week an opportunity to develop and practice your escape plans.
Engen also reminds families that there are different alarm options for those who are deaf or hard of hearing.
The National Fire Protection Agency also recommends sleeping with a mobility device, glasses, and phone close to your bed and keep pathways lit with night lights and free from clutter for an easy escape in case of an emergency.