These free materials are yours to use when educating citizens about winter home fire safety. People are at greater risk in the winter season when they cook holiday meals, display decorations, and may use unsafe heat sources. You can help prevent winter weather-related home fires in your community with these safety tips, social media messages, public service announcements, and publications.
The threat of winter fires is real. Use these statistics to help citizens understand the severity and prevalence of winter fires.
Source: National Fire Incident Reporting System 2009-2011
Look for everyday opportunities to encourage safety and help citizens prevent winter fires. Follow the links for specific safety tips that are easy to share on social media or during outreach events.
Did you know?
More than 150 people in the Unites States die every year from accidental nonfire-related CO poisoning.
Did you know?
Heating is the second leading cause of home fires.
Are you new to public fire education? We can help you get started with our how-to guide.
Like/follow these accounts for social media messages you can share or customize for your organization's Facebook or Twitter page.
Copy these messages or images to your social media accounts and ask your followers to share.
|Winter Fire Safety||(:30 MP3)||Read|
|Cooking Fire Safety||(:30 MP3)||Read|
|Holiday Decoration Fire Safety||(:30 MP3)||Read|
|Candle Fire Safety||(:30 MP3)||Read|
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The U.S. Fire Administration recommends the following organizations as trusted and reliable sources for free outreach materials you can use to help increase awareness about home electrical fires in your community.