Clothes dryer fire safety outreach materials

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Facts about home clothes dryer fires

  • 2,900 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year and cause an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss.
  • The leading cause of home clothes dryer fires is failure to clean them (34 percent).
  • More home clothes dryer fires occur in the fall and winter months, peaking in January.

To learn more about the causes and incidence of home clothes dryer fires, download our free report Clothes Dryer Fires in Residential Buildings 2008-2010 (PDF, 612 Kb).


Clothes dryer fire safety poster

clothes dryer fire safety poster
Download Clothes Dryer Fire Safety Poster (PDF, 686 Kb)

Outreach materials from the U.S. Fire Administration

The leading cause of home clothes dryer fires is failure to clean them. Help increase awareness about clothes dryer fires in your community with these messages and free materials.

Clothes dryer fire safety tips

Clothes dryer do’s

Clothes dryer don't's

Social media messages

Copy and paste these messages to your social media accounts and ask your followers to share.

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Taking care of your clothes dryer is important for home fire safety. The leading cause of home clothes dryer fires is failure to clean them. An estimated 2,900 home dryer fires happen every year, causing 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss. Visit the U.S. Fire Administration's website at http://www.usfa.fema.gov for a few simple safety tips to help you prevent a clothes dryer fire.

Outreach materials from other organizations

The U.S. Fire Administration recommends the following organizations as trusted and reliable sources for free outreach materials you can use to help increase awareness about home clothes dryer fires in your community.


Link of interest

UL: Clothes Dryer Product Safety