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Keeping Your Community Safe with Home Fire Escape Planning

NFPA’s tool kit on home fire escape planning includes everything you’ll need to help residents in your community make and practice a home fire escape plan. Fire can spread quickly throughout a home, leaving as little as two minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Making a home fire escape plan and practicing a home fire escape drill are important elements of home fire safety.

Home Scape Checklist. (PDF 110 KB)

Keeping Your Community Safe and Sound

NFPA’s tool kit on smoke alarms includes everything you’ll need to motivate residents to install and maintain smoke alarms in the home. Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained cut the chances of dying in a reported fire in half. Working smoke alarms are a proven technology to provide early warning to give residents time to escape.

NFPA’s Safety Tips on Smoke Alarms (PDF 175 KB)

Keep Your Community Safe with Home Fire Sprinklers

NFPA’s tool kit on home fire sprinklers includes everything you’ll need to educated the public about their tremendous overall value. There’s no doubt that residential fire sprinklers represent the next generation in home fire safety. More widespread installation of home fire sprinklers will play the lead role in further protecting the public from fire in the years to come.

Barriers and Incentives Related to Installation of Home Fire Sprinklers (PPSX, 1 MB)

Keeping Your Community Safe and Energized

NFPA’s tool kit on electrical safety includes everything you’ll need to teach the residents of your community about electrical safety in the hone.  Electrical failure or malfunction was involved in an estimated annual average of 47,820 reported home structure fires in 2007-2011.

Electrical Fire Facts (PDF 108 KB)

Electrical Safety Talking Points (PDF 865 KB)

Keeping Your Community Cooking Safely

NFPA’s took kit on cooking safety includes everything you need to help you launch a cooking safely campaign in your community.  People in the United States are most likely to experience a fire in their home than anywhere else. Cooking is the leading cause of home fires.  Two out of five home fires begins in the kitchen – more than any other place in the home.

Cooking Safety Checklist (PDF 220 KB)

How to Prevent Cooking Fires and Related Injuries (PPT)

Keeping Your Community Safe and Warm

NFPA’s took kit on heating equipment safety includes everything you’ll need to teach the residents of your community how to heat their homes safely.  Heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fires during the winter months. Download, print and share these tip sheets to spread the word about this important topic.

Fast Facts You Should Know About Home Heating Fires (PDF 1 MB)

Preparing Your Community for a Disaster

NFPA’s Get Ready took kit includes everything you’ll need to teach the residents of your community what to do before, during, and after a disaster, including a detailed lesson plan along with training tips, evaluation ideas, a Power-Point presentation to use during your trainings as well as handouts, including disaster preparation tips for special audiences.

Presenters Guide (PDF 2 MB)

Safety Tip Sheets:

NFPA offers free 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.

Candles

Heating

Smoking

Electrical

Escape Planning (PDF 444 KB)