Fire Prevention Week

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McMinnville Fire Department proudly celebrates Fire Prevention Week October 3-9th!

McMinnville Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA)—the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years—to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety.” This year’s campaign, October 3-9th,  works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.

Safety tips to help you “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.
  • All smoke alarms must be replaced after 10 years.
  • 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.
  • Make sure your smoke and CO alarms meet the needs of all your family members, including those with sensory or physical disabilities.

Pick up Fire Prevention Week stickers, activity books, and more at any department in City Hall, the Milner Recreation Center, or Fire Station #1 and #2.

Fire Prevention Poster Contest

McMinnville Fire Department holding a Poster Contest in support of this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety”.

  • Open to children in Kindergarden through 12th grade
  • Prizes include display of the winning posters in the Southern Standard, on digital billboards, and at community events
  • Submission in person, via mail, or online from Oct 1st - October 25th
  • Local winners will be submitted to the State Fire Marshal Office's statewide contest for the chance to win additional prizes 

Information on Poster Contest Rules and How to Submit available here
Stop by City Hall, the Milner Recreation Center, or Fire Stations #1 and #2 to pick up a copy of contest rules.

To find out more about Fire Prevention Week programs and activities, please contact the McMinnville Fire Department at 931-473-6739.  For more general information about Fire Prevention Week and fire prevention in general, visit