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2021 Fire Prevention Week Activities

Updated: Sep 28, 2021

The National Fire Protection Association Annually honors Fire Prevention Week near Oct. 9, which is the anniversary of the 1871 Great Chicago Fire. The fire killed about 300 people and left more than 100,000 residents homeless, so Fire Marshal Association started the commemorative week to prevent future fires.

As Fire Prevention Week™ approaches, the Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Company would like to remind everyone to “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety™”

The Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Company is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety.”

This year’s campaign, October 3-10, works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.

The Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Company will host Fire Prevention Activities throughout the week to encourage all residents to embrace the 2021 Fire Prevention Week theme:

Thursday, September 30th, 2021 - Members of the Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Company will visit Rock Hall Elementary School to promote Fire Prevention Week and activities.

Monday, October 4th, 2021 - 6 to 7 PM - "Safety Rocks" - Members of the community are invited to the Rock Hall Village Pavilion to write safety messages on rocks. The rocks will then be placed throughout the town and everyone is encouraged to share the rocks safety messages on social media. This event is being sponsored by: Village Hardware.

Tuesday, October 5th, 2021 - 6 to 7 PM - "Cookies and Coloring" - Members of the community are invited to the Rock Hall Firehouse for cookies and coloring! Everyone can enjoy a snack while coloring a fire safety picture.

Wednesday, October 6th, 2021 - 6 to 7 PM - "Observe from the Curb" - Members of the community are invited to Main Street where fire apparatus will drive through and the kiddos can observe from the curb. Following the drive thru, there will be a brief demonstration on “Learning the Sounds of Fire Safety™”.

Thursday, October 7th, 2021 - 5 to 6 PM - Visit Bayside Foods, members of the Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Company will have a table setup outside the entrance of the local grocery store to promote fire safety, handouts of safety brochures, smoke detectors and ambulance safety cards.

Friday, October 8th, 2021 - 5 to 6 PM - "Chalk it Up" - Members of the community are invited to Main Street to chalk up the sidewalks with Fire Prevention Safety messages. Chalk and safety messages will be provided. Take pictures of the safety messages, post and use the hashtag #rockhallfireprevention2021

Saturday, October 9th, 2021 - "Do your part" Everyone is encouraged to share your safety messages via family and friends and social media. Please be sure to use the hashtag #rockhallfireprevention2021

Sunday, October 10th, 2021 - 1 to 4 PM - Members of the community are invited to the Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Company for its Annual Open House event. There will be educational activities for everyone and demonstrations, fire truck rides, police department agencies, community organizations, free stuff, food and beverages, and much much more.

“It’s important to learn the different sounds of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms,” said Brian Jones (Public Information Officer). “When an alarm makes noise—a beeping sound or a chirping sound—you must take action! Make sure everyone in the home understands the sounds of the alarms and knows how to respond.”

  • 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.

We hope to see everyone at the events!

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