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City FD chief wraps up National Fire Prevention Week (audio)

On Saturday’s Meet Cortland County segment:


City FD chief Wayne Friedman returned to WXHC for another chat about National Fire Prevention Week.

Hosted each year by the National Fire Protection Association, the 2021 campaign focuses on “Learning the Sounds of Fire Safety!”

The awareness effort works to educate the public on the different sounds made by smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.

“Knowing what to do when an alarm sounds will keep you and your family safe. When an alarm makes noises – a beeping sound or a chirping sound – you must take action.

There are smoke alarms and alert devices that alert people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

These include strobe lights that flash to alert people when the smoke alarm sounds. Pillow or bed shakers designed to work with your smoke alarm also can be purchased and installed.

For more information on this important topic, visit CortlandFire.org or call the City Fire Department at (607) 758-8380.


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