Fire Safety Fact Sheets

The "Fire Stops With You" fact sheet series listed below offer important fire safety tips on a wide variety of topics. The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has developed and tailored each fact sheet to a specific audience (e.g. children, the elderly, college students, rural and urban populations) or fire risk (e.g. natural disasters, holiday seasons, security bars, alternative heating, etc.)

Please take a few minutes and read through each one. Someday putting to use the information contained in these fact sheets may save your life or the life of someone you love.
  1. Bedroom Fire Prevention

    Find out how to prepare for fire prevention within the bedroom.

  2. Fire Escape Planning

    More than 4,000 Americans die each year in fires, and more than 25,000 are injured. Deaths resulting from failed emergency escapes are particularly avoidable.

  3. Fire Safety for Older Adults & Their Caregivers

    The United States Fire Administration (USFA), a directorate of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), wants older adults, their caregivers and all Americans to know that there are special precautions you can take to protect yourself and your home from fire.

  4. Fireplace Safety & Fire Prevention

    The United States Fire Administration (USFA) encourages you to practice the following fire safety steps to keep those home fires safely burning.

  5. Holiday Fire Prevention

    By following some of the outlined precautionary tips, individuals can greatly reduce their chances of becoming a holiday fire casualty.

  6. Home Electrical Fire Prevention

    Electrical fires in our homes claim the lives of 700 Americans each year and injure 3,000 more. Some of these fires are caused by electrical system failures and appliance defects, but many more are caused by the misuse and poor maintenance of electrical appliances, incorrectly installed wiring, and overloaded circuits and extension cords.

  7. Home Fire Prevention

    More than 4,000 Americans die each year in fires and more than 25,000 are injured. An overwhelming number of fires occur in the home. There are time-tested ways to prevent and survive a fire. It's not a question of luck. It's a matter of planning ahead.

  8. People With Disabilities & Their Caregivers

    The United States Fire Administration (USFA) and the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) want people with disabilities, their caregivers and all Americans to know that there are special precautions you can take to protect yourself and your home from fire.

  9. Teaching Children Fire Safety

    The United States Fire Administration (USFA) encourages parents to teach children at an early age about the dangers of fire-play in an effort to prevent child injuries, fire deaths and fire-setting behavior in the future. Below are some facts about children and fire safety.

  10. The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide

    The United States Fire Administration (USFA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) would like you to know that there are simple steps you can take to protect yourself from deadly carbon monoxide fumes.

  11. This is Fire!

    The United States Fire Administration (USFA), a division of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), believes that fire deaths can be reduced by teaching people the basic facts about fire. Below are some simple facts that explain the particular characteristics of fire.