Top Sites for Fire Safety for Your Home or Business

Adapted from FireScienceDegree.com blog post Top 30 Sites to Teach Kids About Fire Safety

Top Sites for Fire Safety for your Home or Business

National Fire Prevention Association They are the authority on fire, electrical, and building safety. Visit to get codes and standards, safety information, training, and much more. There is also a special section for kids, blogs, and much more on fire education.

Fire Safety Medline Plus often shares trusted health information. In this section, they share fire safety and prevention tips. Scroll down to get information on fireworks, gasoline, smoking, and many other fire related topics.

Fire Extinguisher 101 This site’s goal is to teach all visitors about the different kinds of fire extinguishers and why it is important to have one in the home. There are sections on types, how they work, how to use one, maintenance, and more. You can even visit to learn about the biggest fires in history.

How Smoke Detectors Work HowStuffWorks is a leading science. In this entry, they show how smoke detectors work including the science behind them. You can also choose from tips, fire extinguishers, and more.

Fire Prevention Tips The Home Safety Council shares fire prevention tips. You can choose from sections on everything from bathroom to grilling safety. There is also an Expert Network with entries by fire safety professionals.

Fire Prevention in the Home Michael J. Sheehan edited this piece for The Senior Corner. However, everyone can take advantage of the quick and timely tips on fire safety. Help is given with fire extinguishers, fireplaces, and exit plans.

U.S. Fire Administration Get an education in fire safety on this site from FEMA. Safety topics include smoke alarms, sprinklers, escape planning, extinguishers, and even carbon monoxide.

Fire Education The US Forest Service is the home of Smokey the Bear and some online fire safety education. Visit here to learn the importance of fire safety outdoors. There are also sections on equipment, management, and even fire science.

CAL Fire You don’t have to live in the state to take advantage of this site from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. They have fact sheets, teacher’s tools, kids section, and even a video where a fireman shows a child how to use the water hose. There is even safety by holiday such as Fourth of July or Halloween.

Fire Safety Read this guide on fire safety from the U.S. Department of Labor. They include many standards set by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration.


Remember that each home or business is different and that the above sites provide information about fire safety and are for educational purposes only. Visit your local fire department to learn more on fire safety in your area and always dial 911 when in an actual emergency.

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