OCTOBER 3-9, 2021

October 4, 2021

This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!,” works to educate everyone about the different sounds that smoke and carbon monoxide alarms make. Understanding these sounds and knowing how to respond when a smoke or carbon monoxide alarm sounds can help keep you and your family safe.

Fire safety education isn’t just for school children — teenagers, adults, and the elderly are also at risk in fires. Fire Prevention Week is an ideal time for every member of the community to take the time to make sure that they understand how to stay safe in case of a fire.

For more information about Fire Prevention Week, including frequently asked questions about smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, safety tip sheets, and activities for kids of all ages, visit:

Since 1922, the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) has sponsored the public observance of Fire Prevention Week. Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of October 9th in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871, and caused devastating damage.

Credit to: NFPA