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Social media toolkit Severe weather fire safety

How to use this toolkit

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.


Social cards

Use the cards below by themselves or include supporting content with them to reinforce the messages.


Winter Safety (30 seconds)

Public domain images

Images can visually reinforce the messages you want to reach your audience with in your social media posts. Use our public domain images to help increase awareness about carbon monoxide poisoning and fire safety during severe weather events.

carbon monoxide alarms
generator placed away from a home

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More outreach materials

Visit our severe weather outreach materials page for links to customizable handouts that you can recommend to community organizations that want to promote fire safety.