In just two minutes, a fire can become life-threatening. In five minutes, a residence can be engulfed in flames.

Learn About Fires

Before a Fire

Create and Practice a Fire Escape Plan

In the event of a fire, remember that every second counts, so you and your family must always be prepared. Escape plans help you get out of your home quickly.

Twice each year, practice your home fire escape plan. Some tips to consider when preparing this plan include:

Smoke Alarms

A working smoke alarm significantly increases your chances of surviving a deadly home fire.

Smoke Alarm Safety for People with Access or Functional Needs

More Fire Safety Tips

During a Fire

Fire Escape Planning for Older Adults and People with Access or Functional Needs

After a Fire

The following checklist serves as a quick reference and guide for you to follow after a fire strikes.

Prevent Home Fires

Home fires are preventable! The following are simple steps that each of us can take to prevent a tragedy.



Electrical and Appliance Safety

Portable Space Heaters

Fireplaces and Woodstoves


More Prevention Tips