Learn the sounds of fire safety, that’s the theme of this Fire Prevention Week.  State Fire Marshal Jim Smith says this year’s slogan is really geared toward educating the public on the sounds that your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors will make:

“Three loud continuous beeps mean you have a smoke condition or fire condition in your home. You get out of your house and dial 9-11. If it’s just chirping, single chirps every 30 to 60 seconds that’s a very good indication that your battery is low and needs to be changed.”

Smith says if after changing your battery and the detector continues to chirp, it’s likely you need to replace the entire unit.