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Posted on: October 4, 2021

[ARCHIVED] October is Fire Prevention Month | “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!”

Fire Prevention Month 2021

BISMARCK, ND - Is there a beep or a chirp coming from your smoke or carbon monoxide alarm?  What does it 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 online.


The Bismarck Fire Department wants to share a few 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 need to 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

For more information contact the Bismarck Fire Department at (701) 355-1400, visit our website at www.bismarcknd.gov/fire, or visit the NFPA website at https://www.nfpa.org/fpw.

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