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As Fire Prevention Week™ Approaches, Millers Mutual Reminds All Residents in Rentals to “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety™”

By September 20, 2021April 19th, 2022Education, Fire Safety, Property Maintenance

Millers Mutual Insurance is teaming up with 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.

Millers Mutual Insurance encourages all 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 Sharrod Parker, Risk Services Leader at Millers Mutual “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.”

Millers Mutual Insurance 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.

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Millers Mutual Insurance, based in Harrisburg, PA, is a niche property and casualty insurer that brings stability to a difficult risk: multifamily housing. Our team understands the complex risks the multifamily housing space poses—and how to insure against them. We’ve been providing clients the peace of mind that loss doesn’t have to be permanent since 1890. Millers’ deep investment in its people has created a culture of compassion and continuous education that sharpens its focus and spills into its relationships with agents and customers.

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