Unfortunately there is no such thing as fire proof. Fire safety requires proactive prevention, careful preparation, and
still there will be occasions will suppression crews will need to take action. Many people are familiar with the concept
of fire prevention and who hasn't at least seen video of firefighters working to suppress a fire? But how often have you
thought of what steps should be taken to prepare yourself and your family should a fire occur in your residence or place
Fire Safety Begins at Home
In 1995, 3640 Americans died in home fires. That's roughly 10 people a day. Tens of
thousands more were injured. People can survive even major fires in their homes if they are
alerted to the fire and get out quickly and stay out. Children as young as three are capable of following
an escape plan if they have practiced it. This is of particular importance because children under 5 are twice as likely to die in a fire.
To learn how to develop and practice a home evacuation plan, click Here
We Won't Re-Write the Book...
Here are some fantastic links to help you prepare a Home Emergency Action Plan. Don't wait
until you are in a HEAP of trouble to learn what steps you can take to keep your family safe. These
pages have all been compiled by industry experts working for FEMA, USFA, and the NFPA. The information provided
here will help you understand how and when to talk to your kids about fire safety, develop a better understanding of
the potential hazards present in your home and how to minimize the risk of fire in your home.
FEMA has provided this excellent program filled with valuable information on how and when to discuss fire
safety with your children.
FEMA Fire Safety program (Will Open in a new Window)
FEMA Fire Safety Resources (Will Open in a new Window)
NFPA's Sparky Fun Page (Will Open in a new Window)
Fun Safety Page (Will Open in a new Window)
Fire Prevention Activities for Kids (Will Open in a new Window)