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These videos provide fire safety tips, from keeping your children safe to preventing home fires.
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September 20, 2013
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  • Short, educational messages developed based on research findings for safe home cooking to avoid fires and other burns.

    Cooking Fire Safety: Know What to Do if There is a Fire

    Video by Maury Grundy
    Short, educational messages developed based on research findings for safe home cooking to avoid fires and other burns.
  • Short, educational messages developed based on research findings for safe home cooking to avoid fires and other burns.

    Cooking Fire Safety: Keep Things Away from Heat

    Video by Maury Grundy
    Short, educational messages developed based on research findings for safe home cooking to avoid fires and other burns.
  • A few simple tips to keep kids safe around home cooking appliances.

    Cooking Fire Safety: Keep Kids Away from Cooking Areas

    Video by Maury Grundy
    A few simple tips to keep kids safe around home cooking appliances.
  • Short, educational messages developed based on research findings for safe home cooking to avoid fires and other burns.

    Cooking Fire Safety: Prevent Scalds and Burns

    Video by Maury Grundy
    Short, educational messages developed based on research findings for safe home cooking to avoid fires and other burns.
  • Short, educational messages developed based on research findings for safe home cooking to avoid fires and other burns.

    Cooking Fire Safety: Watch What You Heat

    Video by Maury Grundy
    Short, educational messages developed based on research findings for safe home cooking to avoid fires and other burns.
  • This campaign video urges residents to install smoke alarms in their homes and inspect and maintain them on a regular basis. Working smoke alarms and sprinklers save lives.

    Install. Inspect. Protect. Smoke Alarm Campaign Video

    Video by Maury Grundy
    This campaign video urges residents to install smoke alarms in their homes and inspect and maintain them on a regular basis. Working smoke alarms and sprinklers save lives.
  • The U.S. Fire Administration partnered with the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Building and Fire Research Laboratory to illustrate on video the dramatic affects of fire when it ignites a maintained (wet) cut Christmas tree and a dry tree.

    Dry (Christmas) Tree vs. High Moisture Tree Fire

    Video by Maury Grundy
    The U.S. Fire Administration partnered with the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Building and Fire Research Laboratory to illustrate on video the dramatic affects of fire when it ignites a maintained (wet) cut Christmas tree and a dry tree.
  • The Fire Prevention and Safety Grants are an important resource for fire departments and other organizations in reducing the number of fire-related deaths, injuries and protecting our communities. These grants prioritize funding for projects that focus on children, older adults and other high-risk population groups.

    Fire Prevention and Safety Grants Video

    Video by Sirsha Burra
    The Fire Prevention and Safety Grants are an important resource for fire departments and other organizations in reducing the number of fire-related deaths, injuries and protecting our communities. These grants prioritize funding for projects that focus on children, older adults and other high-risk population groups.
  • "Fire is Everyone’s Fight" is designed to unite the fire service and many others in a collaborative effort to reduce home fire injuries, deaths and property loss.

    Fire is Everyone's Fight

    Video by Edward Metz
    "Fire is Everyone’s Fight" is designed to unite the fire service and many others in a collaborative effort to reduce home fire injuries, deaths and property loss.
  • As you age, your risk of death from fire increases significantly. Practice safe smoking, safe cooking, and safe heating in your home.

    Fire Safety for Older Adults

    Video by Edward Metz
    As you age, your risk of death from fire increases significantly. Practice safe smoking, safe cooking, and safe heating in your home.
  • FEMA Regional Administrator, Andrew Velasquez and Fire Commissioner for the city of Chicago, Jose Santiago discuss fire prevention and safety.

    Fire Prevention and Safety Awareness

    Video by Carolyn Deming
    FEMA Regional Administrator, Andrew Velasquez and Fire Commissioner for the city of Chicago, Jose Santiago discuss fire prevention and safety.
  • Plan and practice home fire drills at least twice a year. Make sure you know two ways out of each room.

    Have Two Ways Out

    Video by Edward Metz
    Plan and practice home fire drills at least twice a year. Make sure you know two ways out of each room.
  • Each year college and university students, on- and off-campus, experience hundreds of fire-related emergencies nationwide. There are several specific causes for fires on college campuses, including cooking, intentionally set fires, and open flame. Overall, most college-related fires are due to a general lack of knowledge about fire safety and prevention.

For most students, the last fire safety training they received was in grade school, but with new independence comes new responsibilities. It is important that both off-campus and on-campus students understand fire risks and know the preventative measures that could save their lives.

    Campus Fire Safety

    Video by Edward Metz
    Each year college and university students, on- and off-campus, experience hundreds of fire-related emergencies nationwide. There are several specific causes for fires on college campuses, including cooking, intentionally set fires, and open flame. Overall, most college-related fires are due to a general lack of knowledge about fire safety and prevention. For most students, the last fire safety training they received was in grade school, but with new independence comes new responsibilities. It is important that both off-campus and on-campus students understand fire risks and know the preventative measures that could save their lives.
  • Home fires are more prevalent in winter than in any other season. This is due in part to an increase in cooking and heating fires. Holiday decorations and winter storms that can interrupt electrical service and cause people to turn to alternative heating sources also contribute to the increased risk of fire in winter.

Winter fires can be prevented! The following video can help you maintain a fire-safe home this winter season.

    Winter Fire Safety

    Video by Edward Metz
    Home fires are more prevalent in winter than in any other season. This is due in part to an increase in cooking and heating fires. Holiday decorations and winter storms that can interrupt electrical service and cause people to turn to alternative heating sources also contribute to the increased risk of fire in winter. Winter fires can be prevented! The following video can help you maintain a fire-safe home this winter season.
  • HOME FIRE SPRINKLERS SAVE LIVES. INSTALLING SPRINKLERS AND SMOKE ALARMS IN YOUR HOME INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF SURVIVING A FIRE BY MORE THAN 82 PERCENT.

    Home Fire Sprinklers

    Video by Edward Metz
    HOME FIRE SPRINKLERS SAVE LIVES. INSTALLING SPRINKLERS AND SMOKE ALARMS IN YOUR HOME INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF SURVIVING A FIRE BY MORE THAN 82 PERCENT.
  • Every year, almost 1,000 smokers and non-smokers are killed in home fires caused by cigarettes and other smoking materials. The U.S. Fire Administration is working to help prevent home fire deaths and injuries caused by smoking materials. Fires caused by cigarettes and other smoking materials are preventable. You can make a difference! If you smoke or live with someone who smokes, watch this 30 second video and  learn the facts.

    Smoking and Fire Safety

    Video by Edward Metz
    Every year, almost 1,000 smokers and non-smokers are killed in home fires caused by cigarettes and other smoking materials. The U.S. Fire Administration is working to help prevent home fire deaths and injuries caused by smoking materials. Fires caused by cigarettes and other smoking materials are preventable. You can make a difference! If you smoke or live with someone who smokes, watch this 30 second video and learn the facts.
  • Electrical fires in our homes claim the lives of some 280 Americans each year and injure 1,000 more. Some of these fires are caused by electrical system failures, but many more are caused by incorrectly installed wiring and overloaded circuits and extension cords.

FEMA and the U.S. Fire Administration would like you to know that there are simple steps you can take to prevent the loss of life and property resulting from electrical fires.

    Electrical fire safety

    Video by Edward Metz
    Electrical fires in our homes claim the lives of some 280 Americans each year and injure 1,000 more. Some of these fires are caused by electrical system failures, but many more are caused by incorrectly installed wiring and overloaded circuits and extension cords. FEMA and the U.S. Fire Administration would like you to know that there are simple steps you can take to prevent the loss of life and property resulting from electrical fires.
  • Every year Americans look forward to summer vacations, camping, family reunions, and picnics. Summertime, however, also brings fires and injuries due to outdoor cooking. Knowing a few fire safety tips and following instructions will help everyone have a safe summer.

    Grilling Fire Safety

    Video by Edward Metz
    Every year Americans look forward to summer vacations, camping, family reunions, and picnics. Summertime, however, also brings fires and injuries due to outdoor cooking. Knowing a few fire safety tips and following instructions will help everyone have a safe summer.
  • Decorating homes and businesses is a long-standing tradition around the holiday season. Unfortunately, these same decorations may increase your chances of fire.

    Holiday fire safety

    Video by Edward Metz
    Decorating homes and businesses is a long-standing tradition around the holiday season. Unfortunately, these same decorations may increase your chances of fire.
  • It's a recipe for serious injury or even death to wear loose clothing (especially hanging sleeves), walk away from a cooking pot on the stove, or leave items that can catch fire, such as potholders or paper towels, around the stove. Whether you are cooking the family holiday dinner or a snack for the children, practicing safe cooking behaviors will help keep you and your family safe.

    Cooking fire safety (Spanish)

    Video by Edward Metz
    It's a recipe for serious injury or even death to wear loose clothing (especially hanging sleeves), walk away from a cooking pot on the stove, or leave items that can catch fire, such as potholders or paper towels, around the stove. Whether you are cooking the family holiday dinner or a snack for the children, practicing safe cooking behaviors will help keep you and your family safe.

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