Fire Prevention Week 2021

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2021 Fire Prevention Week is October 3rd-9th!

This year’s Fire Prevention Week™ theme, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety™,” puts the focus on educating children and adults about smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms, their necessity, and how the sounds they make help save lives.

Due to the recent surge in Covid-19 cases and to reduce the spread of the virus, the Billings Fire Department has canceled our fire station open house events scheduled for October 4th– 13th. Additionally, all fire station tours and in-field events are suspended until further notice. 

We encourage the public to promote fire safety, especially with children. Fire prevention and safety information, including lesson plans, games, and videos, are available on the side menu and at www.Nfpa.org/fpw.

Smoke Alarms

  • A continued 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.

Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms

  • A continuous set of four loud beeps—beep, beep, beep, beep—means carbon monoxide is present in your home. Go outside, call 9-1-1 and stay out.
  • A single chirp every 30 or 60 seconds means the battery is low and must be replaced.
  • CO alarms also have “end of life” sounds that vary by manufacturer. This means it’s time to get a new CO alarm.
  • 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.