Featured Tips

Featured Fire Prevention Tips


Your ability to get out depends on advance warning from smoke alarms and advance planning.

In 2014, there were an estimated 367,500 reported home structure fires and 2,745 associated civilian deaths in the United States.

Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as 1 or 2 minutes to escape safely once the alarm sounds. Pull together everyone in your household and make a plan. Walk through your home and inspect all possible exits and escape routes. Households with children should consider drawing a floor plan of your home, marking 2 ways out of each room, including windows and doors. Also, mark the location of each smoke alarm. For easy planning, download NFPA's escape planning grid (PDF). This is a great way to get children involved in fire safety in a non-threatening way.

Carbon Monoxide Incidents


During 2006-2010, fire departments responded to an annual average of 72,000 carbon monoxide incidents. These incidents were more common during the winter months, and in residential properties. The rate of carbon monoxide incidents continue to rise as is illustrated in the graph.

Learn more about how to protect your family.

Non-Fire Carbon Monoxide Incidents

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