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2021 Fire Prevention Week schedule

By Airman 1st Class Kaitlin Castillo, 21st and 50th Civil Engineer Squadrons

PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. — Fire and Emergency Services from Schriever Space Force Base, Peterson SFB and Cheyenne Mountain Space Force Station will host a week of activities designed to educate base personnel about simple, but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe during Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 3 – 9, 2021.

The Schriever, Peterson and Cheyenne Mountain fire departments encourage all Airmen, Guardians, Department of Defense civilians, contractors and their families to embrace the 2021 Fire Prevention Week theme: Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety.

“It’s important to learn the different sounds of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.” said Michael Bryant, 50th Civil Engineer Squadron fire inspector. “When an alarm makes noise—a beeping sound or a chirping sound—you must take action. 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.”

Front Range Fire and Emergency Services are sharing safety tips to help the community “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.

•  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.

• All smoke alarms must be replaced after 10 years.

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

Each installation’s  fire department is hosting a series of events in support of this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign:

Monday, Oct. 4

SSFB:

9 a.m. – Fire extinguishing training at Missile Defense Agency, High Plains Cafeteria

1 p.m. – Schriever Fire and Emergency Services delivering fire safety school kits to Ellicott Elementary School

PSFB:

6:30 – 8 a.m. – Sparky visits the PSFB Main Gate

7 – 7:30 a.m. – Coloring contest winner fire truck ride (Child Development Center Main)

9 – 11 a.m. – CDC fire drill

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. – Youth Center fire drill and fire truck visit

CMSFS:

6:30 a.m. – Meet and greet at complex blast doors 

Tuesday, Oct. 5

SSFB:

8:15 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. –  Fire extinguisher training at Satellite Dish

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Informational table with educational items at Satellite Dish 

PSFB:

6:30 – 8 a.m. – Sparky visits the PSFB East Gate

7 – 7:30 a.m. – Coloring contest winner fire truck ride (CDC East)

10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Fire muster at Fire Station 1, Teams of 4: Contact Tech Sgt. Tipton at 719-556-4242

4:30 – 6 p.m. – Life Safety Parade at Tierra-Vista housing area

CMSFS:

6:30 a.m. – Meet and greet at complex blast doors 

Wednesday, Oct. 6

SSFB:

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Fire safety display with promotional handouts at Missile Defense Agency

PSFB:

9 – 11 a.m. – CDC visits

CMSFS:

6:30 a.m. – Meet and greet at complex blast doors 

1 p.m. – Conduct fire extinguisher training outside at Bldg. 411

Thursday, Oct. 7

SSFB:

9 a.m. – Sparky visit to the Schriever CDC 

10 – 11 a.m. – Informational booth at Bldg. 210

PSFB:

8 – 10:30 a.m. – Auto extrication and live fire demonstrations at BX

CMSFS:

6:30 a.m. – Meet and greet at complex blast doors 

9 a.m. – Conduct training visits to outside areas

TBD – Elementary school visit with Colorado Springs Fire Department 

Friday, Oct. 8

SSFB:

10 – 11:30 a.m. – Fire truck display with Sparky at Tierra-Vista housing area

CMSFS:

6:30 a.m. – Meet and greet at complex blast doors 

TBD – Elementary school visit with CSFD Engine 16

For more information contact:

Schriever SFB 719-567-3370; Peterson SFB 719-556-6574; Cheyenne Mountain SFS 719-474-3030.

2021 Fire Prevention Week schedule
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