Fire prevention and safety social media toolkits

Key messages, graphics, videos and photos for you to share on Twitter, Facebook and other social media channels. You can copy this content or customize it with your own to reach your audience.

Essentials

Safety and prevention content about smoke alarms, fire escape plans, and home fire sprinklers.

Campus

Messages to help you increase awareness about on- and off-campus fire safety.

Caregivers

Fire safety and prevention content to share with older adults and caregivers for older adults and children.

Cooking

Safety and prevention content about cooking fire safety.

Electrical

Content to help you increase awareness about electrical and appliance fire safety.

Heating

Messages to share about fireplaces, space heaters and wood stoves.

Home Hazardous Materials

Messages to share about lithium batteries, flammable substances and household chemicals.

Holidays

Fire safety and prevention content to share for holidays throughout the year.

Outdoor and wildfire

Content to share about grills, fire pits and fireworks and what to do before, during and after a wildfire.

People with disabilities

Content to help you increase awareness about fire safety for people with disabilities.

Severe weather

Messages about fire safety during and after severe weather.

Smoking

Fire safety content to share with smokers and people who live with smokers.

Share the facts about fire

Fire deaths can be reduced by teaching people the basic facts about fire. Below are some simple messages to help you explain the characteristics of fire to community members on social media.

Fire is FAST!

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There is little time!

In less than 30 seconds a small flame can get completely out of control and turn into a major fire. It only takes minutes for thick black smoke to fill a home. In minutes, a home can be engulfed in flames. If you wake up to a fire, you won't have time to grab valuables because fire spreads too quickly and the smoke is too thick. There is only time to escape.

fire is fast

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Fire is HOT!

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Heat is more threatening than flames.

A fire's heat alone can kill. Room temperatures in a fire can be 100 F at floor level and rise to over 1,000 F at eye level. Inhaling this super-hot air will scorch your lungs. This heat can melt clothes to your skin. In five minutes a room can get so hot that everything in it ignites at once: this is called flashover.

fire is hot

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Fire is DARK!

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Fire isn't bright, it's pitch black.

Fire starts bright, but quickly produces black smoke and complete darkness. If you wake up to a fire you may be blinded, disoriented and unable to find your way around the home you've lived in for years.

fire is dark

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Fire is DEADLY!

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Smoke and toxic gases kill more people than flames do.

Fire uses up the oxygen you need and produces smoke and poisonous gases that kill. Breathing even small amounts of smoke and toxic gases can make you drowsy, disoriented and short of breath. The odorless, colorless fumes can lull you into a deep sleep before the flames reach your door. You may not wake up in time to escape.

fire is deadly

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Facts About Fire video

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Additional social content to share