Be A Fire Safety Hero
Did you know that Thanksgiving Day is the peak day for home cooking fires and frying poses the greatest risk? Don't let fire ruin your holiday! Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries, but you can take steps to share safety tips about cooking safety with your family and community.
Fire Is Everyone's Fight™ is a national effort led by the U.S. Fire Administration to lower the number of home fires and home fire injuries in America. Learn more about cooking safety.
Prepare for Emergencies
Be a hero and take steps to prepare your family and your community for all types of emergencies.
Emergencies happen every year in communities just like yours: tornado outbreaks, flooding, wildfires, earthquakes, and even water main breaks and power outages. These can affect millions of people for days at a time. Police, fire and rescue may not always be able to reach you quickly in an emergency or disaster.
You and your family may need to be self-reliant for three days without utilities, electricity or water, and without access to a supermarket or local services, and perhaps without response from police, fire or rescue. Self-reliance also extends to helping neighbors and friends around you who may need help before emergency responders can arrive.
Preparing can start with four important steps:
- Learn about emergency hazards & the appropriate responses
- Make a communications plan
- Build an emergency kit
- Get involved in preparedness in your community
By taking a few simple actions yourself and encouraging others to be prepared, you can make your family and friends safer.