Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety during Fire Prevention Week
While we hear a variety of sounds every day, none might be quite as important as knowing the sounds of fire safety. The theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week (October 3-7), “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!” aims to educate Richmond Hill residents about the different sounds smoke and carbon monoxide alarms make, such as:
· 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. Replace smoke alarms after 10 years
You can learn more fire safety tips from Richmond Hill’s Fire and Emergency Services team by participating in activities throughout Fire Prevention Week, including:
sheets, colouring pages, fire safety information and more for all ages
· Chalk the Walk – Fire staff will be onsite at Richmond Green and Lake Wilcox October 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., encouraging
residents to help ‘chalk the walk’ full of fire safety pictures and messages (weather dependent)
Knowing what to do when an alarm sounds can help keep you and your family safe! Learn more about fire prevention at RichmondHill.ca/FirePreventionWeek.