Fire Prevention Week is October 3-9, 2021

Is there a beep or a chirp coming from your smoke or your carbon monoxide alarm? Knowing the difference can save you, your family and your home!

  • 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.

Learn more about smoke alarmscarbon monoxide alarms and fire safety for kids!