Focus on Fire Safety
- Arson Awareness
- Arson Watch Program: Communities can develop a Watch Program, partnering with their local fire department, law enforcement, insurance providers, business leaders, churches, and local community groups. Neighborhoods can reduce the likelihood of arson occurring by promoting neighborhood watches, educating people about recognizing and reporting unusual activities, and implementing improved internal and external security for homes and businesses. A community Arson Watch Program can put the neighbor back into neighborhood by creating a sense of cooperation. It brings the fire service, law enforcement, and citizens together to reduce the crime of arson.
- 2014: Vehicle Arson – A Combustible Crime PDF MB
- 2013: Reducing Residential Arson PDF MB
- 2012: Prevent Youth Firesetting PDF MB
- 2011: Arson Awareness Week: Working Together to Extinguish Serial Arson PDF MB
- 2010: Community Arson Prevention PDF 2.2 MB
- 2009: Arson for Profit PDF 1.1 MB
- 2008: Toylike Lighters – Playing with Fire PDF 543 KB
- 2007: Vehicle Arson – Who Pays for this Crime? PDF 2.1 MB
Older Adults & People with Disabilities
“Fire Safety Checklist for Older Adults” handout
This booklet is designed to help seniors and their caregivers learn about fire safety. Available in English and Spanish.
“Fire Safety Checklist for Older Adults” (English)
Order | Download (PDF 947 KB)
“Fire Safety Checklist for Older Adults” (Spanish)
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Holiday and Seasonal Fire Safety
Fourth Of July
Summer Fire Safety
Winter Fire Safety
It’s winter! The days are shorter, the outside temperature is lower, and in some places it’s cold, icy, and snowy. No matter where you live, winter brings a change in season and a time to think about home heating safety. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has developed safety tips and a fun family activity to help you stay safe. Download Sparky's home heating safety checklist (PDF, 249 KB) and hang it on your refrigerator to remind every member of your family to stay safe and warm this (and every!) winter.
Talking about home heating safety
Printable safety spots (PSA cartoons)
Heating safety print Flyers
Wildland Fire Safety
Home fires, and the injuries and deaths that result, are not rare and isolated events. Home fires happen in communities all over the country, every day. They're deadly, and they're costly. And they can change the lives of families forever. But they're not unavoidable. Home fires and fire deaths can be prevented.
Fire and Life Safety
- Safety Tip Sheets - NFPA offers safety tip sheets on a variety of fire and life safety topics. Download, print and share these tip sheets to spread the word about fire safety.
- Close Your Door - Closing the door could buy time and even save your life in a fire.
- Fast Facts About Fire
Keeping Your Community Safe and Sound
Smoke alarms can mean the difference between life and death in a fire. Working smoke alarms cut the chance of dying in a fire in half. Smoke alarms detect and alert people to fire in its early stages, giving them the time needed to escape safety.
- Fast facts About smoke alarms(PDF, 526 KB)
- Smoke Alarms: What you Need to Know (PDF)
- Smoke alarm safety checklist(PDF, 790 KB)
- Smoke alarm community outreach ideas(PDF, 152 KB)
- Smoke alarm talking points(PDF, 1.3 MB)
- English easy-to-read handout(PDF, 415 KB)
- Spanish easy-to-read handout(PDF, 439 KB)
- NFPA’s fact sheet on smoke alarm types, nuisance alarms, and more(PDF, 639 KB)
- NFPA’s fact sheet on smoke alarms in reported U.S. home fires(PDF, 93 KB)
- NFPA’s safety tips on smoke alarms(PDF, 175 KB)
- State-by-State Residential Smoke Alarm Requirements (PDF, 527 Kb)
- White Paper: Home Smoke Alarms (PDF, 371 Kb)
- College Campus Fire Safety - College students living away from home should take a few minutes to make sure they are living in a fire-safe environment. Educating students on what they can do to stay safe during the school year is important and often overlooked.
Links of Interest
KID FIRE SAFETY