Fire Education Handouts and Flyers
Unfortunately, Due to increasing costs, the division is not able to provide large quantities of free fire safety education handouts. We do try to keep a supply in our trailers for use at events. We do have a few recommendations.
Cost Savings Ideas
- Download free digital publications and print master's from online sources.
- Use master's to make photocopies of the handout locally for attendees’ reference after the event.
- Utilize the resources from FEMA, the US Fire Administration, and other national organizations to download or order free publications. Many of these items are in the public domain and are not copyrighted.
Many companies and organizations encourage fire departments, schools, civic groups, workplaces, and the media to copy and distribute materials for public education use, however you may not revise or alter the materials. These materials are generally Not for commercial use and must include an attribution line.
Educational messaging for fire and life safety must be relevant, meaningful, actionable, and above all, accurate. You should always review the content of your handout materials. Sometimes you will need to tailor an educational message to fit the needs of the intended audience.
To ensure accurate and consistent language, all education messages should conform to the current Educational Messages Advisory Committee Educational Messages Desk Reference published by NFPA . This guide provides fire and life safety educators with accurate and consistent language for use when offering safety information to the public. When applicable, the messages are made consistent with NFPA’s codes, standards, and related criteria.
Many companies and organizations want you to co-brand with them by putting your logo and information on the handout material.
Using this new tool, you can generate customized door hangers, fliers and activity guides using proven fire safety messages with your logo and information that you can then download and print out.
Vision 20/20 Home Safety Visit Resources
Home safety visits are a proven way of improving the level of fire safety in the community. It is an opportunity to reach out to the residents, teach them about fire-safe practices, test and install smoke alarms.
Guide to Home Safety Visits and a companion video demonstrate best practices for home safety visits.
U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) Fire Prevention and Public Education
The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) develops and delivers fire prevention and safety education programs in partnership with other federal agencies, the fire and emergency response community, the media, and safety interest groups. Help your fire department increase community awareness about preventing home fires through Fire is Everyone’s Fight™ and with these free fire safety and prevention outreach materials and educational programs.
U.S. Fire Administration Outreach Materials
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
As part of NFPA’s commitment to eliminate fire deaths and injuries through effective public education programs and information, NFPA strives to be the source for fire and life safety information. With help from our official mascot, Sparky the Fire Dog®, and our national outreach efforts, like our public education advisors, public education network, Remembering When™ program, Learn Not to Burn® programs, and our annual Fire Prevention Week campaign, NFPA is helping to make the world a safer place. Strategies are integrated throughout our programs to reach those at highest risk including young children, older adults, people in low-income communities and people with disabilities.