Fire Prevention Month
October is fire prevention month. The overall goal of fire prevention month is to raise fire safety awareness and help ensure your home and family are protected. Fire prevention month was established in 1922 by The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). NFPA along your local firemen celebrate fire prevention month by raising fire safety awareness and educating communities, families, students, and encouraging everyone to practice fire prevention and keep their home and families safe.
The NFPA campaign theme for 2021 Fire Prevention Month is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety”. With so many devices in our homes today from safety systems to personal electronics, it is important to be able to distinguish the difference between a potential emergency or push notification. Smoke alarms when triggered make a continuous beeping sound to alert those around of smoke coming from a potential fire. Smoke alarms may also make a chirping noise indicating that the batteries need to be changed. If the alarms continue to chirp after a battery change it may be time to fully replace the smoke alarm with a new one.
SERVPRO® of Charles County and SERVPRO® of Oxon Hill join with the NFPA and firefighters to celebrate National Fire Prevention month and all efforts to keep our community safe!