National Preparedness Month September 2017

Fires don’t plan ahead — you can!

Share these social cards on your Facebook or Twitter account and use our handouts to encourage your community to test smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and to make and practice a home fire escape plan.

#NatlPrep #PlanAhead

Visit for emergency preparedness resources that will help your community go from awareness to action!

Fires Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can. flyer

Fires Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can. handout Download PDF 233 KB

Practice a fire escape plan.

Share this information to encourage community members to practice their home fire escape plan.

Fire escape plan grid PDF 210 KB

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Install and test carbon monoxide (CO) alarms.

These resources will inform your community about the dangers of CO and improper portable generator use.


  • Portable generators and winter storms   ENG SPA PDF ~600 KB
  • Carbon monoxide safety   ENG SPA PDF ~200 KB

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Test smoke alarms.

Use these resources to remind your community to test smoke alarms every month.


Smoke alarm flyers (set of four)   ENG SPA ~ 3 MB

Smoke alarm information cards (set of five)   ENG SPA ~ 2 MB

Smoke alarm door hangers   ENG SPA ~ 300 KB

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Make a fire escape plan.

Use these resources to show people why a fire escape plan is important and how to make one.

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