The toolkit contains content that you can share on Twitter, Facebook and other social media channels to increase awareness about fire safety during and after severe weather. You can copy this content or customize it to reach your audience.
Messages to share
Include these key messages about fire safety during and after severe weather when creating content for social media posts.
Home fires occur more in winter than in any other season.
Working smoke alarms are especially important during a loss of power when people may use alternate forms of heating equipment, portable generators and candles.
Never use candles for emergency lighting. Many things in your home can catch fire if they are too close to a candle's flame.
Use flashlights for emergency lighting and stock up on batteries.
Have a qualified repair company or licensed electrician inspect water-damaged appliances and home wiring after a flood.
Portable generators are useful during storms, but if not used safely, they can cause injury and death.
Keep portable generators outside, away from windows, and as far away as possible from your home.
Install and test carbon monoxide alarms at least once a month.