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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.

2024 messaging calendar

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


Escape planning

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.



Smoke alarms

Make sure you have working smoke alarms inside and outside each sleeping area, on every level of the home.

Test them at least 2 times a year and replace them according to the manufacturer's recommendations.

When choosing a smoke alarm, ensure it is certified by a national testing lab.

Never disable your smoke alarms. If you can, make sure your smoke alarms are interconnected and speaking to each other. If one sounds, they all sound.


Create a Community Wildfire Protection Plan

Wildfires are becoming more extreme; larger, spread faster, and occur in areas that have never experienced fires. These fires create a cascading effects like damaged water supplies, infrastructure, economies, watersheds, and ecosystems.

Because of this, it is important to help your community prepare for a wildfire. One of the best ways to prepare is by creating a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP).



Residential fire sprinklers

Residential fire sprinklers save lives



Travel fire safety

Whether you are staying in a hotel or a short-term rental, remember to review the fire safety plan. Know 2 ways out of every room and the building. Find the smoke alarms, sprinklers and carbon monoxide alarms. If you are in a hotel or motel, count the number of doors between your room and the stairs.


Fireworks prevention

Fireworks: leave it to the professionals.


Campus fire safety


Appliance 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.