It’s that time of year again when Central County Fire Department honors National Fire Prevention Week during the entire month of October.

Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire – the tragic October 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures, and burned more than 2,000 acres. Fire Departments all over the United States use the month of October to teach the community how to be fire safe. Each year, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) designates a campaign theme.

This year’s theme is, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety.” The campaign focuses on the importance of working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in your home.

For more information about Fire Prevention Week and this year’s theme, visit

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Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety with Central County Fire Department Engine 34-B!

Is there a beep or a chirp coming out of your smoke or carbon monoxide alarm? What does it all mean? Big thanks to Engine 34-B: Captain Klarich, Firefighter/Paramedic Hinsch and Firefighter/Paramedic MacIntosh, for this fun and informative video.


Safety Tip Sheets: Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety