Fire prevention and public education

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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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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2016 Fire Prevention Week infographic
Share this infographic to remind residents to replace smoke alarms every 10 years. English and Spanish versions are available. You can also customize this infographic with your fire department’s logo.

Working with the media

Here you’ll find news media interview tips, sample press releases, and visual tools to enhance fire prevention messages.

Browse resources for working with the news media.

Fire prevention and safety digital media library
Visual tools for print, social media, TV and Web news 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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