Fire Prevention Week 2021


Fire Prevention Week is October 3rd – 9th, 2021. Every year, Fire Prevention Week is observed during the week of October 9th in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire that occurred in 1871. This fire killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures, and burned more than 2,000 acres of land. The goal of Fire Prevention Week is to raise awareness about the dangers of fire and spread knowledge about fire safety to reduce the number of fire related deaths and injuries. 

“Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!”

The theme of Fire Prevention Week for 2021 is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!” which aims to educate about the different sounds that smoke and carbon monoxide alarms make. Understanding the sounds of your alarms can help you to take action to keep you and your family safe.

Smoke Alarms

A continued set of three loud beeps means there is smoke or a fire. If you hear this noise, you should get out of your home, stay out and call 9-1-1. When the battery is low on your smoke alarms, they will make a single chirp every 30-60 seconds. If you hear a chirp, replace the batteries in your alarms. After replacing the batteries if you still hear a chirp, it means the alarm is at the end of its life and needs to be replaced. Smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years.  

Carbon Monoxide Alarms

A continuous set of four loud beeps indicates that carbon monoxide is in your home. If you hear four beeps, you should get out of your home, stay out, and call 9-1-1. If you hear a single chirp every 30-60 seconds, replace the batteries in your carbon monoxide alarms. After replacing the batteries if you still hear a chirp, it means the alarm is at the end of its life and needs to be replaced. CO alarms also have “end of life” sounds that vary by manufacturer. This means it’s time to get a new CO alarm.

Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarms for Physical Disabilities

If you or someone in your home has a physical disability, you should make sure that your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms meet their needs. Here are some things to keep in mind: 

  • Install a bedside alert device that responds to the sound of the smoke and CO alarms. Use of a low frequency alarm can also wake a sleeping person with mild to severe hearing loss
  • Use a pillow or bed shaker alarm
  • Use devices with strobe lights to alert people of smoke alarm sounds
  • Sleep with your mobility device, glasses, and phone close to your bed
  • Keep pathways like hallways lit with night lights and free from clutter to make sure everyone can get out safely

Are you interested in learning more about Fire Prevention Week and what you can do to educate others about fire safety? Visit the NFPA’s website!

National Fire Suppression: Serving Missouri, Illinois, and Kansas for 95 Years

Established in 1926, National Fire Suppression has built a reputation for providing exceptional fire protection services in Missouri, Illinois, and Kansas. With 95 years of experience, National Fire Suppression is a name you can trust when it comes to fire protection systems and services. In 1994, National Fire Suppression was acquired by Western States Fire Protection, giving us the resources to expand our fire protection capabilities.

Our Service Areas

National Fire Suppression has 3 office locations in:

Between our 3 office locations and 25 field technicians, we can provide fire protection systems and services to businesses in Missouri, Kansas and Illinois. In addition to serving local facilities, we can provide national support for businesses that operate nationwide.

Why Choose National Fire Suppression?  

There are many reasons to choose National Fire Suppression as your fire protection contractor.

  1. We have 95 years of experience in the fire protection industry.
  2. National Fire Suppression’s 24-hour emergency response team is available around the clock for repair and service.
  3. We are a full-service fire protection provider, offering design, installation, inspections, testing, and repair of fire protection systems all in one place.
  4. We can serve customers with locations nationwide through APi National Service Group.

Full-Service Fire Protection Company

National Fire Suppression is a full-service fire protection company. The services we provide include:

Interested in learning more about National Fire Suppression and the services we provide in Illinois, Missouri and Kansas? Contact us today.

Decatur, IL Fire Protection Company

When it comes to providing your business and people with fire protection that can help save lives, you need a contractor you can trust. National Fire Suppression is that team for fire protection design and installation, repair work and regularly scheduled inspections and testing. Our Decatur, IL location can serve a wide variety of businesses across Illinois.

Fire System Capabilities

Our team in Decatur, IL can provide fire protection systems for commercial, industrial, and residential applications. We provide design, installation, service and repair for:

Fire Protection Services for Decatur, IL Businesses

  • System installations
  • Retrofits
  • Tenant finish
  • Fire pump inspections, testing, and repair
  • Underground work on mains, valves, and hydrants
  • Corrosion management
  • Alarm monitoring
  • Inspections and testing of all systems
  • 24-hour emergency service

Contact Us for Fire Protection in Decatur

Looking for a fire protection contractor in Decatur? National Fire Suppression can provide fire protection services for hospitals, industrial complexes, nursing homes, data centers, warehouses, commercial buildings, power plants and much more. We have experience working with a wide variety of systems. We are ready to assist you with all your fire protection needs. Contact us today!

Fire Protection Installations, Inspections, Service and Repair in Kansas City

National Fire Suppression provides fire protection services for commercial, residential, and industrial facilities in the Kansas City metro area. We are committed to providing exceptional fire sprinkler, suppression and alarm systems that can assist in keeping your people and property safe from fire.

Fire Protection System Installations

At National Fire Suppression, we can design a fire protection system using the latest BIM technology and provide installation in accordance with NFPA standards and local codes. We work with you from start to finish to install a system that fits your needs integrates smoothly with your facility. Some of the systems we install include:

Inspections for Fire Systems

Inspecting and testing your fire protection systems on a regular basis is critical for the safety of your building and the people inside. Not only do inspections help identify issues with your fire systems, but they are also required by law. At National Fire Suppression, we provide inspections and testing of all fire systems for buildings. Our team of technicians will perform inspections per current codes and your insurance provider requirements.

Repairs and 24-Hour Emergency Service

National Fire Suppression can provide service and repair for any fire alarm, sprinkler, or suppression system. If you have an emergency with your fire protection systems, our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We make it our priority to repair your system in an effort to keep your building and the people inside safe..

Contact Us for Fire Protection Services in Kansas City

National Fire Suppression is a fire protection provider that you can count on. We serve properties in the Kansas City metro area and across Missouri and Kansas. Whether you need a new system design and install or are looking for a company to perform inspections or repairs, we are the team you can trust. To learn more about the services we provide, contact us today.