Ajax Fire and Emergency Services launches sweet contest for Fire Prevention Week


Participate October 4 – 9 for a chance to win!

This year’s Fire Prevention Week (FPW) theme is Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety and was created by the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) after school teachers notified fire services that they heard the chirping of smoke alarms while teaching their students online.

Learn the sounds of fire safety, and what to do when you hear these sounds, by watching a special and educational video that demonstrates the three distinct sounds smoke and carbon monoxide alarms use to notify individuals and families that action needs to be taken. The video will air on AFES’s Twitter and the Town of Ajax social media accounts, during Fire Prevention Week.

Residents can email firesafety@ajax.ca or tag @ajax_fire on Twitter to show that they know the sounds of fire safety, for a chance to win several “sweet” prizes from local Ajax Businesses, Baking at Its Best, D-Spot Dessert Café and Starbucks (total value $300).


“It’s important that people know what to do when they hear the sounds of their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Families in Ajax can participate in the contest by emailing us or tagging us on Twitter. Partnering with local businesses in Ajax that sell baked goods, treats and desserts was a great way to help support local and to sweeten the week! We appreciate Baking at its Best, D-spot Dessert Café and Starbucks for their generous prize donations. Have fun everyone!” – Shelley Langer, Fire Prevention Inspector

Quick Facts 

  • Three Beeps means we need to get to our feet and get outside.
  • A chirp means that you need to make a change. Either change the smoke alarm’s battery or replace the alarm.
  • Four quick beeps is the sound a carbon monoxide alarm makes.
  • If you or someone in your home can not hear the sound of an alarm, there are devices such as strobe alarms and bed shakers that will alert the person to danger.

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