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Fire and Life Safety Communicators Initiative

Here you will find a list of organizations that are partnering with the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) on high-level fire and life safety monthly themes. Our intent is to leverage existing (or create) resources to reach out to vulnerable populations in new ways… together and consistently!

U.S. Fire Administration
16825 South Seton Ave.
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

The Fire and Life Safety Communicators Initiative is a collaboration among the fire and the emergency medical services to speak with “one voice” on fire and life safety. We believe that by working together to present consistent messages, we can begin to teach the public the importance of safety and encourage them to take actions to make themselves, their loved ones and their communities safer from fire and other hazards. Through these actions, lives will be saved.

Together we can inspire and empower our communities to Step Up for Fire Safety.

“Step Up for Fire Safety” 2023 messaging calendar


Join with other fire and life safety communicators in promoting these monthly messages in your community.


Smoke alarms

  • If you sleep with the bedroom door closed, install smoke alarms inside and outside the bedroom.
  • For the best protection, make sure all smoke alarms are interconnected. When one smoke alarm sounds, they all sound.

Fire Prevention Week


Keep an eye on what you fry; stand by your pan. Unattended cooking is the number one cause of home cooking fires.

  • Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, boiling, grilling or broiling food.
  • If you leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, turn off the stove.

Use candles safely, keep anything that can burn at least 12 inches from a candle. Consider using flameless candles.