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Fire Prevention and Community Risk Reduction

Explore these free materials to help your fire department increase community awareness about fire safety, get fire prevention messages into news stories, and share information about fire and other safety issues that threaten lives in your community.

Join with your fellow safety communicators to speak with “one voice” on monthly fire and life safety themes. View the message calendar.


Fire is fast. Plan ahead to save lives. Creating and practice your home fire escape plan to keep you and your loved ones safe.

Close Before You Doze: Always, close your bedroom door before you go to sleep.

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Share escape planning materials with your community

Always close your bedroom door before you go to sleep.
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Community risk reduction

A community risk reduction (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.