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.
2024 messaging calendar
Join with other fire and life safety communicators in promoting these monthly messages in your community.
Fire is fast. Plan ahead to save lives.
Start the year by creating and practicing your home fire escape plan to keep you and your loved ones safe.
Closed door messages
When escaping a fire, make sure to close the door behind you.
If you cannot escape, get behind a closed door and call 9-1-1.
Close Before You Doze: Always, close your bedroom door before you go to sleep.
Make sure you have working smoke alarms inside and outside each sleeping area, on every level of the home.
Test them at least twice a year and replace them according to the manufacturer's recommendations.
When choosing a smoke alarm, ensure it is third party certified.
Never disable your smoke alarms. If you can, make sure your smoke alarms are innerconnected and speaking to each other so if one sounds, they all sound.
Cooking fire safety
Stay aware, cook with care.
Residential fire sprinklers
Residential fire sprinklers save lives
Travel fire safety
Fireworks: leave it to the professionals.
Campus fire safety
National Preparedness Month: Space heaters are a leading cause of home heating fires.
Never run generators inside the home.
Fire Prevention Week Theme
Lithium-Ion battery safety
Take CHARGE of Battery Safety
Holiday fire safety
Keep decorations at least three feet from any heat source. Water your holiday tree daily.