Snohomish Regional Fire and Rescue will host a series of Open Houses during the October 3rd through 9th Fire Prevention Week. Two weekday evening open houses will be held on October 4th and 6th from 5 to 7 PM.

On Monday evening October 4th, the first open house will be held at Station 81 in Lake Stevens located at 12409 21st St NE. The second evening open house on Wednesday October 6th will be at Station 71 located in Snohomish at 8010 180th St SE.

The final larger open house will be at Station 31 in Monroe located at 163 Village Court on Saturday, October 9th from Noon to 4 PM.

All residents are encouraged to attend an open house, particularly kids. There will be activities for students involving their school programs, as well as programs for adults and seniors. Refreshments will be available at each open house.

The series of Open Houses are a part of Fire Prevention Week. This year’s campaign involves “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety.” Public Education Specialist Kaitlin King notes, “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.”

Sounds of Fire Safety protection include:

  • All smoke alarms must be replaced after 10 years
  • A continuous set of three loud beeps from a smoke detector means smoke or fire. Get out, call 9-1-1, and stay out
  • A signal chirp every 30 to 120 seconds means the smoke detector 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 replace
  • Ensure your smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms meet the needs of all your family members including those with sensory or physical disabilities

For more information about the open houses, visit https://www.srfr.org/ and for further information about Fire Prevention Week, visit https://www.nfpa.org/fpw .

North Sound Meteorologist Ted Buehner worked more than 40 years for the National Weather Service (NWS) from 1977 to 2018. He is now an Everett Post Media team member. Together with Everett Post Weather Minute Podcasts, he provides morning and afternoon commute traffic and weather updates on both KRKO and KXA Radio, and sports reporting on KRKO.