The Fire Prevention Week Proclamation signing proclaims the following week, Oct. 3-9, 2021, as Fire Prevention Week and urges all soldiers, dependents, civilians, and contractors to focus on this year’s theme “Learn the sounds of fire safety." (U.S. Army photo by Karen Sampson)
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The Fire Prevention Week Proclamation signing proclaims the following week, Oct. 3-9, 2021, as Fire Prevention Week and urges all soldiers, dependents, civilians, and contractors to focus on this year’s theme “Learn the sounds of fire safety." (U.S. Army photo by Karen Sampson)
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FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. – This year’s Fire Prevention Week™ reached new heights when Col. Jarrod Moreland, garrison commander, kicked off the safety campaign Oct. 1 by signing the annual proclamation nearly seven stories above the ground in ladder truck #20.

The Fort Huachuca Fire Department joins the National Fire Protection Association® -- the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week™ -- to promote the 2021 campaign, Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety™ from Oct. 3 to 9, 2021.

"This means learning what the sounds of fire and carbon monoxide alarms are," said Keith Read, assistant fire chief, Fort Huachuca Fire Department.

Learning what chirping alarms versus beeping alarms mean can help a family execute a plan, he added.

"If there are three beeps continuously, it is a smoke detector activation," Read explained. "Get your family, get out of the house, and call 911."

Carbon monoxide alarms beep four times continuously.

"Carbon monoxide means there is an odorless and colorless gas in the house," Read said. "If you stay in the house, you can get nausea, headaches, and progressively worse – you can pass out."

Fire Prevention Week™ is also an excellent time to check batteries on all home alarms, Read recommended.

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