U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Fire Safety

Home Fires

When there is a fire, do not waste time gathering valuables or making a phone call. Fires can spread quickly, becoming life threatening in two minutes and engulfing a residence in as little as five minutes. It is important to learn about fires in order to protect yourself.

Review Date: March 11, 2013

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Ready.gov: Wildfires

If you live where there is an abundance of plants and other vegetation that can easily catch fire, you may be vulnerable to wildfires and you should take the following three simple steps to prepare.

Review Date: March 11, 2013

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Energy and Fire Safety Tips for the Heating Season

With colder weather approaching and heating costs continuing to skyrocket, consider these simple tips to save energy and keep you and your family safe and warm.

Review Date: December 18, 2014

National Fire Protection Association

Fire Prevention

Many residential fire-related deaths remain preventable but continue to pose a significant public health problem. Here are some safety tips that everyone should know.

Review Date: March 31, 2015

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control - NCIPC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Fire Safety Checklist for Homeowners and Renters - (PDF)

If there is a fire, you may have less than 3 minutes to get out of your home. Make sure everyone in your home knows what to do if there is a fire.

Review Date: October 01, 2015

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Fire Safety for People with Disabilities

This articles is geared toward individuals with special needs, such as the deaf and hard of hearing, and the visually impaired, to use these fire safety tips.

Review Date: April 06, 2015

United States Fire Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency

Fire Safety Outreach Materials and Edicational Programs

Read these materials that offer important fire safety tips on burn prevention, cooking fire safety, smoke alarms, residential fire sprinklers, home heating, fire extinguishers, and more.

Review Date: April 06, 2015

Department of Homeland Security

Fire Safety Publications

This page links users to a variety of publications regarding fire safety. Publications address chimneys, overheated clothes dryers, household extension cords, and smoke detectors.

Review Date: October 14, 2014

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Fire, Burn and Scald Prevention

Injuries from fires and burns are some of the most painful and severe that children can suffer. Luckily, most of them can be prevented by making a few easy modifications to your home and teaching your family what to do in case of a fire emergency.

Review Date: October 31, 2014

Safe Kids Worldwide

FireSafety.gov for Kids

This site offers coloring pages, puzzles and games to teach kids about fire escape planning, smoke alarms and general home fire safety.

Review Date: April 03, 2015

United States Fire Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency

KidsHealth: What to Do in a Fire

How you act and what you do in a fire could save your life. This article tells you the right thing to do in case there's a fire where you live.

Review Date: April 03, 2015

The Nemours Foundation

My Safe Home (Video)

The My Safe Home video provides detailed information on home safety. Step-by-step guides are provided to alert you to hidden dangers in every room of your home.

Review Date: April 20, 2012

Home Safety Council - Safe Kids Worldwide

National Fire Protection Association: Safety Tip Sheets

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) offers safety tip sheets on a variety of fire and life safety topics including carbon monoxide, clothes dryer and grilling.

Review Date: December 12, 2014

National Fire Protection Association

Plan and Prepare for Many Types of Emergencies

Find tips on how to prepare for many types of emergencies including: power outages, winter storms, heat waves, floods, earthquakes, fires, tornadoes, chemical emergencies, acts of terrorism, and more.

Review Date: December 01, 2014

American Red Cross, National Headquarters

Smoke Alarm Outreach Materials

A working smoke alarm can help you and your family escape a deadly home fire. Read about the importance of smoke alarms.

Review Date: April 02, 2015

United States Fire Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency

Smoke Alarms (Detectors) Can Save Your Life- (PDF)

Learn where to install smoke alarms in your home, how to maintain them, prevent nuisance alarms, and plan your escape route.

Review Date: April 06, 2015

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Sparky the Fire Dog

Sparky the Fire Dog® is the official "spokesdog" of the NFPA. This interactive web site helps children and their families learn about fire prevention, home safety and fire safety services available in their communities.

Review Date: February 06, 2013

National Fire Protection Association

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