Fire prevention and public education

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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.

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Wildland urban interface fires

Information about what communities need to know before, during and after a wildland urban interface (WUI) fire.

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Educating the public about safe handling of fireworks
Resources to help the fire service educate the public on the safe transportation, storage, use and proper disposal of consumer fireworks.

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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Fire safety social media toolkits
Key messages, cards, hashtags and videos for your social channels. Explore social media toolkits.

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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Smart Smoke Alarm Using Linear Discriminant Analysis
Research findings on how using a powerful mathematical technique (Linear Discriminant Analysis) in home smoke alarms, combined with inexpensive microcontrollers, can reduce nuisance alarms.
Download the Smart Smoke Alarm report PDF 2.1 MB
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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.

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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.

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