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Edwards Fire and Emergency Services partners with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) – the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for over 90 years – to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign , “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety”. This year’s campaign, October 3-9, aims to educate everyone on the simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.

Edwards Fire and Emergency Services are encouraging all residents to adopt the theme of Fire Prevention Week 2021.

It is important to learn the different sounds of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. When an alarm sounds, beeps or chirps, you must act! Make sure everyone in the house understands the sounds of the alarms and knows how to react. To find the sounds of your specific smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, check the manufacturer’s instructions that came in the box or search for the make and model online.

Edwards Fire and Emergency Services would like 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 (from a landline) or (661) 277-4540 / 4541 (from a cell phone) and stay outside.

• A single beep every 30 or 60 seconds means the battery is low and needs to be changed.

• All smoke detectors should be replaced after 10 years.

• The beep that continues after battery replacement means the alarm is at the end of its life and the unit needs to be replaced.

• Make sure your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms meet the needs of all members of your family, including those with sensory or physical disabilities.

Edwards Fire and Emergency Services and Base Leaders are holding a fire engine parade through base accommodations and familiarization camp on Sunday, October 3 at 10:30 a.m. in support of the This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire SafetyTM”. Fire trucks will complete the parade route at Edwards Base Exchange (approx. 1130) with an opportunity for residents to view the trucks and pick up fire safety educational material for a short time after the parade.

For more information on Edwards AFB Fire Prevention Week programs and activities, please contact Edwards Fire and Emergency Services at 661-277-3124. For more general information about Fire Prevention Week and Kitchen Fire Prevention, visit www.fpw.org.

See the map for the parade route. We ask all families to enjoy the parade from their aisle to ensure your safety. For those with houses that are not on the parade route, please go to the end of the block or the roundabout closest to the parade route as alternate viewing areas to observe the parade. We ask that you follow all basic COVID-19 precautions when viewing the parade from all viewing areas.

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