Fire safety in your home away from home
NFPA’s Educational Messages Desk Reference, now in its updated 2020 edition, offers Fire and Life Safety (FLS) educators and those involved in injury prevention and public education, a compendium of accurate, relevant and up to date messaging for a…
Winter fire safety infographic (Spanish / Español) | NFPA
This infographic in Spanish covers key statistics and tips to put a freeze on winter fires. Download it today and use on your social media channels or website. Congelemos los incendios de invierno.
Live fire demonstration vividly illustrates the importance of home fire safety
A national morning television show is highlighting the importance of fire safety during the holiday season. Days before Thanksgiving, the peak day of the year for home cooking fires, Good Morning America featured a live fire safety demonstration at the…
Why a home's open floor plan is concerning to fire safety advocates
TV home improvement shows usually marvel at homes with open-concept designs. After all, today's homeowners crave spaciousness. Rarely (if ever) discussed on these shows are the fire concerns of the open floor plan, and safety advocates say it's a topic…
Winter holiday fire safety infographic (Spanish / Español) | NFPA
This infographic in Spanish covers key statistics and tips to put a freeze on winter holiday fires. Download it today and use on your social media channels or website. Congelemos los incendios en las vacaciones de invierno.
NFPA, fire safety experts explain science behind fire spread in today's new homes
You may have heard that new homes burn faster than homes built decades ago, but why is that the case?
A recent news story from Arizona offers an explanation. One component is the material used to build new homes. "When homes were built out of heavy…
Denver Nest Cam Video Demonstrates Speed of Fire and Need for Fire Safety Plan
We talk often about the benefits of working smoke alarms, home escape plans, and home fire sprinklers. But nothing helps drive the point home more than a real-life example that is captured in real time. This video by the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition…
Not Your Mother’s Stop, Drop, and Roll: Evolution of a Key Fire Safety Message | NFPA
Few phrases have such a long history in our modern vocabulary as “Stop, Drop, and Roll," developed and promoted in the 1970s to teach people, especially children, what to do if their clothes caught on fire. Back then, teaching Stop, Drop, and Roll (SDR)…
May is #NationalPetMonth and we want to remind you about pet fire safety.
Who let the dogs out????? To kick off #NationalPetMonth, we want to remind everyone about pet fire safety. With stay-at-home orders in place in many jurisdictions, we have been made aware of many fire departments responding to fires, then searching for…
Electrical and Fire Safety Considerations At Home During the Cold Winter Months | NFPA
Looking outside your window at the dropping thermometer or stepping outside to be met by the brisk air are both reminders that it is time to dig the snow shovels and snowblowers out of the back of the garage. Being an electrician, when I think about home…
UL Research Helps Set the Stage for Fire Safety Messaging about Home Fire Sprinklers
This year, the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) is celebrating its 25th anniversary and we’re doing great things to mark this huge milestone. One such effort is a video series that highlights the important work the coalition has been doing during its…
As Home Fire Sprinkler Week Wraps Up, Our Work to Improve Home Fire Safety Must Continue | NFPA
In every community, home fires pose a severe threat to residents and responding firefighters. This year, we honored Home Fire Sprinkler Week on May 15 – 21 by bringing to light the many life-saving benefits of home fire sprinklers and how they can help…
NFPA Urges Added Caution around Home Fire Safety during COVID-19 Pandemic
As the public largely remains at home in response to COVID-19, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is urging everyone to use added caution around home fire safety.
Cooking, heating, and electrical equipment are among the leading causes of…