Recognizing the fire problem in the United States the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has officially launched Fire is Everyone’s Fight™ during a recent webinar that included partners from the American Red Cross, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Common Voices, a coalition focused on improving fire safety.
The initiative seeks to unite the fire service and many others in a collaborative effort to reduce home fire injuries, deaths and property loss. The campaign includes targeted messages in key areas, such as; cooking, smoking, smoke alarms, escape planning, heating and home fire sprinklers.
“There are compelling statistics demonstrating the need for more working smoke alarms, safer cooking behaviors and fire sprinklers in homes. Now is the time for fire prevention action,” said U.S. Fire Administrator Ernest Mitchell Jr.
USFA will include a web page and a range of trademarked graphics for use on partner materials. Other resources for partner discussion and sharing will be available via the web page.
Obtain home fire sprinkler tools and resources and home fire sprinklers safety tips from NFPA and free educational materials from the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition to learn about home fire sprinklers and emphasize their importance in your community.