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Posted on: October 5, 2021



GREENVILLE: October 5, 2021 – Greenville Fire Department is teaming up with the local Domino’s and the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®)—the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years—to promote this year’s Fire Prevention WeekTM campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire SafetyTM.” This year’s campaign, October 3-9th, works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.

“What do the sounds mean? Is there a beep or a chirp coming out of your smoke or carbon monoxide alarm? Knowing the difference can save you, your home, and your family,” said Lorraine Carli, vice-president of outreach and advocacy at NFPA.

The Greenville Fire Department encourages all residents to embrace the 2021 Fire Prevention Week theme.

“It’s important to learn the different sounds of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. When an alarm makes noise—a beeping sound or a chirping sound—you must take action!” said Jake Papageorgiou, Fire Marshal. “Make sure everyone in the home understands the sounds of the alarms and knows how to respond. To learn the sounds of your specific smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, check the manufacturer’s instructions that came in the box, or search the brand and model online.”

Greenville Fire Department wants to share safety tips to help you “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety”

• 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.

Get your kids and scan the Video QR code to learn about the different sounds of fire safety, and then scan the Quiz QR code to test your knowledge. You could win prizes, including gift cards and even a stuffed Sparky the Fire Dog! Or you can use these links! Video: Quiz:

Domino’s Pizza in Greenville has also teamed up with the Fire Department in support of this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety”, by providing Fire Prevention Week goody bags to pizza orders on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week. The same three days, when you place an order for pizza, you have the opportunity to have the cost of your order covered, if a GFD fire engine delivers it and you have installed AND working smoke alarms. If you don’t, GFD will do a home safety check and install smoke alarms for free! Domino’s General Manager, Sean Schramm, is excited to be a part of this year’s campaign: “to help deliver important safety messages to our community, is just a small way we can help, and we are proud to partner with Greenville Fire and the NFPA”, said Schramm.

For more information, please contact the Greenville Fire Department at 903-457-2940. For more general information about Fire Prevention Week and fire prevention in general, visit

Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety Video

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