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Fire Prevention


Safety tips & fact sheets

from the National Fire Protection Agency

Dryers and washing machines, portable generators.
Home fire sprinklers
Automatic fire sprinkler systems help save lives.
In 2005, an estimated 323,900 intentional fires were reported to U.S. fire departments.
Fires started by lightning peak in the summer months and in the late afternoon and early evening.
The top five days for home candle fires are Christmas, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Day, New Year’s Eve, and Halloween. 
Natural disasters
Every year, natural disasters disrupt the lives of hundreds of thousands of children and their families.
Carbon monoxide
Be aware of the hazards of this "silent killer."
Nightclubs/assembly occupancies
NFPA code provisions mandate that a considerable number of safety systems and features be present in order to keep everyone safe.
Children and fire
Children playing with fire cause hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries each year.
Nursing homes
What should you consider when either choosing or checking on someone already in a nursing home.
Includes general cooking safety info, as well as tips for microwaves, cooking oil and turkey fryers.
Older adults
At age 65, people are twice as likely to be killed or injured by fires compared to the population at large.
Electrical safety
Safety in the home and with circuit interrupters
Other occupancies
High-rises, hotels/motels, nightclubs, nursing homes, and more
Emergency preparedness
Be prepared: disasters can occur suddenly and without warning.
People with disabilities
Ensure that people with disabilities are included in safety planning.
Escape planning
Learn the steps to create and practice a home fire escape plan.
Seasonal safety
Fireworks, Christmas trees, grilling, Halloween safety, and more.
Fire extinguishers
Fire extinguishers are one element of a fire response plan, but the primary element is safe escape.
Smoke alarms
Working smoke alarms are essential in every household.
Each July Fourth, thousands of people are injured while using consumer fireworks.
Smoking material-related fires
Smoking materials (i.e., cigarettes, cigars, pipes, etc.) are the leading cause of fire deaths in the United States.
Gas, propane, other fuels
Gasoline at home, propane, service station safety, and more
Unintentional injuries
In the U.S., unintentional injuries are more fatal to children than drugs and disease combined.
The peak months for home heating fires are December, January and February.
Vehicle fires
In 2004, U.S. fire departments responded to 266,500 vehicle fires.
High-rise buildings
How do you evacuate these multiple-floor buildings safely?
Wildland fires
Learn to protect your family and community from wildland fires
Homeland Security
Free access to NFPA 1600 and other information and resources


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