Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Poster Contest First Place AwardEvery year the San Bruno Fire department conducts their annual Fire Prevention Week (FPW) poster awards contest during the month of October which correlates with nationally recognized Fire Prevention Week. Every year a new safety message is disseminated to school aged children to take home to their families.

The elementary school children of San Bruno put their best effort forward to create a poster that best depicts the message of the current fire prevention week theme. At the end of the week, the posters are ranked and awards are given out to all the participating children.

To see the winning posters from past Poster Awards, check out the Gallery section.

2021 Campaign

This year's FPW campaign, "Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety (TM)" works to educate everyone about the simple but important actions a Smoke Alarm or Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarm Sounds:

  • If your alarm begins to chirp, it may mean that the batteries are running low and need to be replaced. If the alarm continues to chirp after the batteries are replaced, or the alarm is more than 10 years old, it is time to replace the alarm
  • Test all smoke and CO alarms monthly. Press the test button to make sure the alarm is working
  • If there is someone in your household who is deaf or hard of hearing, install bed shaker and strobe light alarms that will alert that person to fire
  • Know the difference between the sound of a smoke alarm and a carbon monoxide alarm:
    • 3beeps for smoke alarms
    • 4 beeps for carbon monoxide alarms

For more information about Fire Prevention week and the current theme please visit the National Fire Protection Association website.