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"Every Second Counts: Plan Two Ways Out!" Infographic

Customize this handout with your organization’s logo and share with community members.

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“Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere,” Infographic

“Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere,” works to educate people about three ways they can reduce the likelihood of having a fire—and how to escape safely if they have one. Customize this flyer with your logo to promote fire safety situational awareness.


A Comparison of Two Fires: The Westview Towers (NJ) and the Council Towers Apartments (MO) August/October 1998

A technical review of two highrise apartment building fires that caused deaths and injuries to the buildings' elderly residents. According to the review, the presence of medical oxygen and the lack of automatic fire sprinkler systems contributed to the spread of the fires.


Always Smoke Outside

It is important for smokers to know the steps they can take to keep themselves and their families safe from fire. Share these fire safety messages when talking to people about smoking and fire safety.

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Always Smoke Outside (Spanish)

It is important for smokers to know the steps they can take to keep themselves and their families safe from fire. Share these fire safety messages when talking to people about smoking and fire safety.

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Always Smoke Outside (Spanish) - Poster

It is important for smokers to know the steps they can take to keep themselves and their families safe from fire. Share these fire safety messages when talking to people about smoking and fire safety.


Always Smoke Outside-Poster

It is important for smokers to know the steps they can take to keep themselves and their families safe from fire. Share these fire safety messages when talking to people about smoking and fire safety.

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America at Risk

The final report of the America Burning Recommissioned Commission. The Commission reached two major conclusions: 1) the frequency and severity of fires in America is a result of our nation's failure to adequately apply and fund known loss reduction strategies and 2) firefighters and the communities they serve would benefit if the approach to avoiding loss from fires and other hazards was equal to the dedication shown in firefighting and rescue operations.

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America Burning

Perhaps the most widely quoted fire protection publication, this report set the stage for national consciousness-raising about the need for as much concern about fire prevention as for fire suppression.

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America Burning Revisited

This follow-up to the original report, AMERICA BURNING, reviews the progress made to combat the fire problem and to redefine the strategies needed to further reduce loss of life and property to fire.

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