Dixon City Council Proclaims October 3-9, 2021 as Fire Prevention Week

October 6, 2021  

On Tuesday, October 5, 2021 the Dixon City Council passed a proclamation designating October 3 - 9, 2021, as Fire Prevention Week throughout the city, urging all people of Dixon to “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety” and to support the many public safety activities and efforts of Dixon’s fire and emergency services. The City 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 WeekTM campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire SafetyTM.” 

“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,” said Lorraine Carli, vice-president of outreach and advocacy at NFPA. 

The Dixon Fire Department 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 Fire Chief Todd McNeal. “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 Dixon 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.

The Dixon Fire Department is hosting an open house in support of this Fire Prevention Week and the Department’s 150th anniversary. The open house will be on Saturday, October 9, 2021 from 10:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. at the Dixon Fire Department, 205 Ford Way, Dixon, CA 95620. 

To find out more about Fire Prevention Week programs and activities in Dixon please contact the Dixon Fire Department at (707) 678-7060. For more general information about Fire Prevention Week and fire prevention in general, visit www.fpw.org

CONTACT:  Madeline Henry, Public Information Officer
(707) 678-7000 Ext. 1125

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