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 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: February 01, 2013

United States Fire Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency

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

Fire-Related Consumer Product Recalls and Advisories

An index of alerts and advisories related to consumer products that have been recalled as fire hazards. Products include household products, toys, clothing and appliances.

Review Date: March 26, 2013

United States Fire Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency

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: November 13, 2012

United States Fire Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency

Home Fire Prevention

Read these fact sheets 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: March 11, 2013

Department of Homeland Security

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: February 12, 2013

The Nemours Foundation

Learn About Fire Escape Plans

In the event of a fire, remember that every second counts, so you and your family must always be prepared. Escape plans help you get out of your home quickly. Prepare and practice your fire escape plan twice a year with everyone in your household, including children.

Review Date: March 26, 2012

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Learn About Smoke Alarms

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

Review Date: March 12, 2013

United States Fire Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency

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 Alarms

You can dramatically increase the chances of surviving a fire simply by installing and maintaining working smoke alarms in your home. Follow these simple tips to help make your home a safer place.

Review Date: March 06, 2012

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: December 23, 2014

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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