Wednesday, November 18, 2015

FEMA Provides Free Winter Fire Safety Outreach Materials

According to U.S. Fire Administration, the winter season poses greater risks for people because they cook holiday meals, decorate, and may use unsafe heat sources to keep warm. The agency provides numerous free resources to help prevent winter weather-related home fires including safety tips, social media messages, public service announcement and publications.  
  • Winter fire safety infographic: Download and share the “Put a Freeze on Winter Fires” infographic.
  • Public fire education planning: A how-to guide provides an easy start to public fire education plans.
  • Social media messages and images: NFPA and U.S. Fire Administration have Facebook and Twitter accounts that you can follow to help share important messages. Also, sample Twitter and Facebook posts are available to copy and paste to your social media accounts.
  • Winter fire safety public service announcements: YouTube videos are available on winter fire safety, portable heater safety, holiday fire safety and electrical fire safety. Audio public service announcements are available for winter fire safety, cooking fire safety, holiday decoration fire safety and candle fire safety.
  • Fire prevention and public education exchange: This serves as a centralized location for national, state and local fire prevention and life safety practices and public education materials that organizations can share with other communities.