Practice Fire Prevention and Safety when Staying Warm this Winter

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

It’s that time of year again when the weather is cold and more families are engaged in indoor activities to stay warm. A recent report from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) shows that home heating fires continue to be a leading cause of home fires and fatalities.

NFPA has partnered with the United States Fire Administration (USFA) to launch the “Put a Freeze on Winter Fires” campaign that includes a community outreach toolkit, ready to use newspaper materials, and video public service announcements (PSAs). These resources may be used by Fire Corps teams to implement a home heating safety awareness campaign in their community.

Additionally, the USFA is encouraging the dissemination of information regarding the following fire safety campaign(s) or topics:

The USFA’s campaign materials for these topics include web banners; fact sheets; posters; print, radio, and TV PSAs; educational videos; PowerPoint presentations; ways to spread messages throughout the community; pre-written articles; talking points, and more. Fire Corps teams are encouraged to incorporate these resources into current or upcoming activities.

The USFA also encourages communication by following the USFA on Twitter (@usfire) and re-tweeting fire safety messages over the course of the year. USFA asks those who have participated in outreach efforts relating to any of these campaigns to send updates to Christy Bennett at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (202) 842-3600.

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