fire safety

  1. National Arson Awareness Week
    Categories: Fire Safety & Evacuation

    National Arson Awareness Week

    Next week is National Arson Awareness Week (May 7-13, 2017) Each year for Arson Awareness Week (AAW), the U.S. Fire Administration gathers and shares information to raise awareness of arson or youth firesetting and provide individuals with strategies to combat these problems in their community. This year's theme is Arson prevention at houses of worship: Fire Prevention & Public Education / Outreach Materials...
  2. Prepare for Wildfire Season - Free Tools
    Categories: Fire Safety & Evacuation

    Prepare for Wildfire Season - Free Tools

    You can participate in Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, Saturday, May 6, by organizing an event to clear dried leaves and other flammable debris from your neighborhood. ?    Preparing for Wildfires ?    How to know if a Wildfire is near you. ?    Do you live in a Wildfire Prone Area? ?    Wildfire Safety ?    Stay healthy...
  3. Put a Freeze on Winter Fires
    Categories: Fire Safety & Evacuation

    Put a Freeze on Winter Fires

    The risk of having a home fire increases during the winter months: December, January, and February. To help teach the public about winter fire hazards and ways to prevent them, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) are teaming up to promote “Put a Freeze on Winter Fires.” Learn more: Winter Fire Safety Winter Fires...
  4. Fire Safety is for Everyone (?)
    Categories: Burn First Aid & Safety & Fire Safety & Evacuation

    Fire Safety is for Everyone (?)

    While Fire Safety is a basic knowledge that should be available to everyone, often fire safety messaging misses target reaching lower income Americans, Share these articles: Fire Safety for Older Adults Fire Facts and Fire Safety Wildfire Safety Fireplace Glass Door Safety Safety Tips To Fireproof Your Home Sunny Day, Keeping the Fires Away…. How to know if a Wildfire is near...
  5. Categories: Burn First Aid & Safety & Fire Safety & Evacuation

    Fireplace Glass Door Safety

    We often think about fire safety when it comes to fireplaces, but what about Burns? Contact burns , especially to the hands, can happen in an instant. It is recommended that fireplaces with glass doors not be used while children are present. Glass-fronted gas fireplaces can reach 392°F/ 200°C within 6.5 minutes of ignition and remain dangerously hot for more...
  6. Fire Safety for Older Adults
    Categories: Fire Safety & Evacuation & Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors

    Fire Safety for Older Adults

    Fires are a serious risk in colder seasons - and even more so for older adults and children - We have talked about many safety concerns for seniors, including Seniors and Scalding Burn Injuries, Helping to prevent falling at home, Seniors Staying Alone and special Winter Dangers for Seniors. Now let's take a look at how home firs risks may be a little different for the elderly...
  7. Winter Fires and Burns
    Categories: Burn First Aid & Safety

    Winter Fires and Burns

    While Burn Awareness Week may have ended, Winter Fires and Burns should still be high on your list of safety concerns. Freezing Out Winter Fires As outside temperatures drop, houses heat up and burn injuries increase. Death by fire is torturous, scary, and often preventable. One American dies every 2 hours and 42 minutes from a fire injury, with almost...
  8. Categories: Fire Safety & Evacuation, General Safety Topics & Disaster & Survival Forum

    Gadgets & Gizmos bring Safety Considerations

    So Santa treated you well, and you've now got every multimedia mind-boggling, sensory overloads device you could dream of.. now plug them all in and enjoy, eh? Stop and think a moment. Extension cords are a convenient way to power electrical devices, especially during the holiday season. However, without proper use, extension cords can become a fire hazard. According to the...
  9. Categories: CERT - Community Emergency Response Teams & Disaster & Survival Forum

    5 Fall Preparedness Thoughts

    The crunch of leaves underfoot. Fall means shorter days and cooler temperatures, and for many, it is their favorite season for all these reasons and more. But this colorful season also contains significant weather hazards - ones that you can prepare for. As Weather Ready Nation Ambassadors, we want to remind you to Be a Force of Nature by knowing...
  10. Categories: Fire Safety & Evacuation

    Fire Blankets and Fire Retardant Clothing

    What is a Fire Blanket, and What about Fire Retardant Clothing? Fire blankets are designed to trow over small fires to smother them - fires need oxygen, and depriving them of this will cause them to go out. Older fire Blankets had asbestos in them, so if you are unsure of the age of your fire blanket, you should replace...

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