We can all help make the world a safer place by learning more about how and why fires start. We offer dozens of consumer-friendly fact sheets on a wide range of timely and important topics - everything you need to know to keep you, your family, and your neighbors safe from fire and related hazards.
Smoke alarm safety tip sheet
Smoke alarms are a key part of a home fire escape plan. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. Working smoke alarms give you early warning so you can get outside quickly.
Download the tip sheet
How to make a home fire escape plan
Plan Ahead! If a fire breaks out in your home, you may have only a few minutes to get out safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Everyone needs to know what to do and where to go.
Make an escape plan.
Throughout the year, NFPA helps you and your community stay safe. Fire Prevention Week, the national campaign that we’ve officially sponsored since 1922, and a host of other outreach and advocacy programs are all designed to give you the tools and encouragement you need to promote public safety.
Fire Prevention Week In A Box Value Pack (2016)
The 2016 FPW™ In A Box™ Value Pack is everything you need to make Fire Prevention Week™ a success!
Fire Prevention Week T-Shirt Decal PDF (2016)
New! Customize 2016 Fire Prevention Week™ T-Shirts with your own fire department logo, in 1-color, 3-color, or 4-color!
When it comes to spreading the word about fire safety, you don’t have to go it alone. Working in partnership, we can have a real impact on the fire problem. We’ve teamed up with like-minded organizations – and have a broad network of public education specialists – who are committed to helping you be successful.
Sparky the Fire Dog
Sparky's official website allows kids to explore and learn about fire safety in a safe and interactive environment.
Visit Sparky's website.
Safety Source blog
NFPA's Safety Source blog features news and information created to reduce fire deaths, injuries, and property loss.
Read the blog.
If you’re a teacher or safety educator, you’ve come to the right place for high-quality, free resources: downloadable educational programs, lesson plans, tip sheets, videos, and more. Strategies are integrated throughout our programs to reach those at highest risk including young children, older adults, people in low-income communities, and people with disabilities.
Smoke alarm 10-minute lesson plan
Smoke alarms need to be replaced when they are 10 years old. Use this 10-minute lesson plan to teach adults how to locate the date of manufacture and appreciate the importance of replacing alarms.
Download the lesson plan.
Learn Not to Burn® program
NFPA's LNTB programs reach children using proven educational strategies that incorporate NFPA’s philosophy of teaching positive, practical fire safety messaging.