This is Fire Prevention Week and Flin Flon Fire Chief Jason Kuras explains this year’s theme is Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety. He says this means people should understand smoke and carbon monoxide detectors save lives and there are different sounds they make. He explains if you hear a fire alarm go off the best case of action is to just leave the building immediately, make sure all your loved ones are out and then assess the situation, call the Fire Department if need be and stay safe. He adds if it starts to chirp it generally means the detector is either no good any more as they have a finite length of time they last for or it’s time to replace the batteries so everybody needs to know the sounds of fire safety.
Also in case of fire be sure you have and practice a family escape plan.