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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
301-447-1000

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.

January

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.

#FireEscapePlan

February

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.

#CloseBeforeYouDoze

March

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 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.

April

Cooking fire safety

Stay aware, cook with care.

May

Residential fire sprinklers

Residential fire sprinklers save lives

#FastestWater

June

Travel fire safety

July

Fireworks prevention

Fireworks: leave it to the professionals.

August

Campus fire safety

September

Appliance safety

National Preparedness Month: Space heaters are a leading cause of home heating fires.

Never run generators inside the home.

October

Fire Prevention Week Theme

November

Lithium-Ion battery safety

Take CHARGE of Battery Safety

December

Holiday fire safety

Keep decorations at least three feet from any heat source. Water your holiday tree daily.