This is an online fact sheet entitled “THIS IS FIRE!” This fact sheet gives information about how fire moves and what to expect if in a fire.
About Fire Safety
ESCAPE PLANNING- this is a page from Liberty Mutual where you can download a fire hazard checklist for the home, an escape route, and a coloring book. Excellent online brochure from USFA on escape planning. Get Out Safely! Fact sheet from USFA Information regarding escape routes. Having an escape plan isn’t enough, it must be practiced.
HOME FIRE HAZARDS
This site is the CPSC information regarding reduction of injuries and death related to gas-fired hot water heaters. Information from the CPSC regarding dryer safety and the fire hazard that dryers pose.
FIRE SAFETY AND CHILDREN
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission sets national safety standards for children's sleepwear flammability. This page is the guidelines laid out. Safety alert concerning kids sleepwear and labeling of sleepwear. Information from the CPSC concerning child-resistant locks on lighters.
INFORMATION ABOUT JUVENILE FIRESTARTERS
Handout on juvenile fire starters from the USFA. It is an online brochure. Excellent online brochure concerning children and fire starting. Breaks down ages for fire curiosity and other reasons that children sometimes start fires. Also gives tips for caregivers and a community call to action.
Safety tips from the CPSC for those who use turkey fryers. Online brochure from CPSC. General cooking safety tips to reduce the risk of kitchen fires. Little hard to read.
CPSC document concerning electrical outlet safety. CPSC fact sheet concerning extension cord safety. CPSC documents concerning the anatomy of a home extension cord and the dangers they pose. CPSC home electrical hazard checklist. Each part of the home electrical system is listed along with warning signs that may indicate current or future problems. A fact sheet on home electrical fire prevention. Tip sheet on general electrical tips in the home. Fire information regarding fires started by smoking tobacco either by cigarette, pipe, or cigars.
GENERAL FIRE SAFETY
A blank list of Emergency Numbers to print out, fill out, and put some place that can be located in the event of an emergency. Liberty Mutual where you can download a fire hazard checklist for the home, an escape route, and a coloring book. Home checklist brochure from the CPSC (English) Home checklist brochure from the CPSC (Spanish) Fire safety checklist from USFA. Protecting your family from fire. Online brochure from USFA. Colorful ‘door hanger’ that has safety tips for home fire safety. Very colorful and fun. Fact sheet on bedroom fire safety. Potpourri simmering pot safety. Information regarding upholstered furniture. Information regarding night light fire hazard. An online fact sheet on rural fire safety and prevention. The fact sheet explains how some landscaping could help your home in event of wildfires. Candle Safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association. Bedroom fire safety tips. For some rural areas, fire safety/prevention becomes even more vital. This website gives consumers tips and ideas to help protect their families. What to do before a fire. What to do during a fire.
Carbon Monoxide: The Invisible Killer. Carbon Monoxide fact sheet from USFA. What is Carbon Monoxide? This also givens signs and symptoms of Carbon Monoxide poisoning. Protecting your family from Carbon Monoxide. Toxic effects of Carbon Monoxide.
HOME HEATING &FIREPLACE SAFETY
Kerosene heater safety. Chimney Alert from the CPSC. Information regarding fire safety/prevention when using portable generators. How and what fire hazards to check when trying to heat your home.
SEASONAL/ HOLIDAY FIRE SAFETY
Halloween safety. Winter Fires online brochure. Holiday Fire Prevention fact sheet Research findings regarding residential structure fires during the holiday season. Research findings regarding Christmas tree fires. Great time-stamped video of a Christmas tree catching fire and engulfing it’s surroundings. Holiday decorations safety tips Summer safety tips including tips on BBQ grills, fireworks, and camp fires. Fireworks injuries Firework safety Fire hazards that winter storms pose and how to reduce the risks.
General information regarding why smoke alarms are important
Safety tips and general information regarding keeping and using home extinguishers.
FUEL FIRE SAFETY
Information regarding gasoline fires in the home Information and safety tips regarding propane and how to store propane Information and safety tips for pumping gas at a service station
AFTER THE FIRE
What to do and what to expect the first 24 hours after a fire How to put a value on your property and go about restoration. How to restore and salvage your personal property after a fire After a fire your home will have damage from fire operations that you might not understand. This site gives you a general understanding concerning why the fire department needs to do some of those things. A general checklist of things to do after a fire strikes. The Red Cross