In just two minutes a fire can become life-threatening. In five minutes a residence can be engulfed in flames.
Learn About Fires
Before a Fire
Create and Practice a Fire Escape Plan
In the event of a fire, remember that every second counts. Escape plans help you get out of your home quickly. Twice each year, practice your home fire escape plan. Some tips to consider when preparing this plan include:
A working smoke alarm significantly increases your chances of surviving a deadly home fire.
Smoke Alarm Safety for People with Access or Functional Needs
More Fire Safety Tips
During a Fire
Fire Escape Planning for Older Adults and People with Access or Functional Needs
After a Fire
The following checklist serves as a quick reference and guide for you to follow after a fire strikes.
Prevent Home Fires
Home fires are preventable! The following are simple steps that each of us can take to prevent a tragedy.
Electrical and Appliance Safety
Portable Space Heaters
Fireplaces and Woodstoves
More Prevention Tips