Fire Safety

USFA Fire Prevention and Safety Campaigns

In partnership with other Federal agencies, the fire and emergency response community, the media and safety interest groups, USFA develops and delivers fire prevention and safety education programs to reduce the loss of life from fire-related hazards, particularly among the very young and older adults.

The campaigns below encourage Americans to practice fire safety and to protect themselves and their families from the dangers of fire. In addition, they provide dedicated support to public fire educators and the media to facilitate community outreach to targeted audiences.

USFA welcomes feedback about these campaigns from individuals, members of the Fire Service, and journalists. Please send us your comments and questions.

Fire Safety PSA's

Public service announcements (PSA's) that cover a variety of fire safety topics, such as smoke alarms, chimney maintenance, and escape planning. Messages target groups with special needs, including older adults and people with disabilities, as well as the general population.

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Install. Inspect. Protect.

This campaign urges residents to install smoke alarms in their homes and inspect and maintain them on a regular basis. Working smoke alarms and sprinklers save lives.

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Arson Awareness Week

An annual campaign to focus public attention on various facets of the arson problem. The 2011 campaign theme focuses on working together to extinguish serial arson.

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Fire Safety for People 50-Plus

A campaign to encourage Americans ages 50 and older to practice safe smoking, safe cooking, and safe heating in their homes.

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Fire Safety for Babies and Toddlers

This campaign urges parents and caregivers to prepare by installing and maintaining working smoke alarms, safely storing lighters and matches out of children's reach and sight, and practicing a fire escape plan with small children.

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Smoking & Home Fires

This campaign helps educate smokers and those who live with smokers about ways to prevent home fire deaths caused by smoking materials.

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