Put a Freeze on Winter Fires

Winter storm fire safety outreach materials

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Help inform residents in your community about fire safety during and after a winter storm with these safety messages and free materials.

Outreach materials from the U.S. Fire Administration

Public service announcement: winter fire safety

Winter storm fire safety messages

See also: Carbon monoxide and portable generator safety | Heating fire safety | Electrical fire safety

Generator Safety

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Social media messages

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



During a winter storm, smoke alarms dependent on your home's electrical service may not work during a power outage. Check to see if your smoke alarm uses a back-up battery and install a new battery at least once a year.

During a winter storm, don't use the kitchen oven range to heat your home. In addition to being a fire hazard, it can be a source of dangerous carbon monoxide fumes that can quickly overwhelm you indoors.

Free winter fire publication

Fire Prevention and Public Education Exchange

The Exchange serves as a centralized location for national, state and local fire prevention and life safety practices and public education materials that organizations may wish to share with other communities. Visit the Exchange.

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 fire safety and the use of portable generators during and after a winter storm.

Video: how close is too close for portable generators?

Source: National Institute of Standards and Technology

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