Safety Tips

Safety tip sheets-Reproduced from NFPA's Fire Prevention website, http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information. ©2011 NFPA.

NFPA offers safety tip sheets on a variety of fire and life safety topics. Download, print and share these tip sheets to spread the word about fire safety. Note: All sheets are in PDF format.

Manufactured homes (880k)
If buying or renting a manufactured home is in your future, make sure you keep fire safety in mind.

Microwave oven safety (960k)
By following a few simple safety tips, you can prevent painful burns and possible fires.

Home safety for people with disabilities (670k)
It’s important to take precautions to provide adequate fire safety for everyone.

Campus (1 MB)
The number of reported fires dormitories increased 34% from 3,200 in 1980 to 4,290 in 2006.

Candles (792k)
Candles may be pretty to look at but they are a cause of home fires and home fire deaths.]

Carbon Monoxide (612k)
Often called the silent killer, carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas created when fuels burn incompletely.

Clothes dryer
The leading cause of home clothes dryer and washer fires is failure to clean them.

Cooking
Cooking fires are the #1 cause of home fires and home fire injuries.

Escape planning
Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as two minutes to escape safely once the alarm sounds.

Generators
The most common dangers associated with portable generators are carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, electrical shock or electrocution, and fire hazards.

Heating (634k)
Half (49%) of all home heating fires occur in December, January and February.

High-rise apartments & condominiums (584k)
People living in a high-rise apartment or condominium building need to think ahead and be prepared in the event of a fire.

Scald prevention
A scald injury can happen at any age. Hot liquids from bath water, hot coffee and even microwaved soup can cause devastating injuries.

Smoking
The place where we feel safest — at home — is where most smoking-materials structure fires, deaths, and injuries occur.

Thanksgiving safety (868k)
The kitchen is the heart of the home, especially at Thanksgiving.

 


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