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Fire prevention and public education

Explore these free materials to:

  • Help your fire department increase community awareness about preventing home fires.
  • Work with the news media to get fire prevention messages into news stories.
  • Learn about the latest research on fire detection, suppression and notification systems.

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) develops and delivers fire prevention and safety education programs in partnership with other federal agencies, the fire and emergency response community, the media, and safety interest groups. We also work with the public and private groups to promote and improve fire prevention and life safety through research, testing and evaluation.

Focus on Fire Safety

Community risk reduction (CRR)

A CRR program can help your department take what you already know and lower the risks within your area of operation. CRR uses a wide variety of tools to form a strategic and integrated program focused on reducing the occurrence and impact of local risks.

Learn about CRR

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There are dozens of ways you can use Fire Is Everyone’s Fight to help teach people in your city or town to be safe from fire. Join the fight for a few ideas to get you started.

Outreach materials and educational programs

USFA creates, reviews and collects resources that can be used in public outreach activities to help keep communities safe from fire.

Explore these materials to help increase awareness about fire safety and prevention.

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360-Degree Kitchen Fire-Safety

This immersive 360-degree kitchen fire-safety video lets you choose where to look instead of just sitting back and watching. Look around our kitchen to find the fire hazards. Once you've found them, pan around to see how you can easily fix them and make your kitchen fire safe. (This video works with virtual reality (VR) headsets.)

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Working with the media

You play a major role in communicating important fire safety and prevention information to the public. Resources on this page will help you make the most of teachable moments.

Browse resources for working with the news media.

Fire prevention and safety digital media library
Visual tools for print, social media, TV and websites to enhance fire prevention messages.
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Fire protection technology

Explore our latest research and special studies on home fire sprinklers, smoke alarms, fire detection and notification technologies, and municipal water supply systems.

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Retrofitting homes with lower cost sprinkler technologies
USFA is funding research to find ways to reduce both the amount of water needed and the complexity of installing sprinklers, while providing time for occupants to escape a fire in their home.
Read about our work

More fire prevention and public education resources

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The Fire Marshal Interchange is a free, secure information platform that allows fire marshals from across the United States to share knowledge and information outside jurisdictions.

Learn how you can join!