- AMERICAN RED CROSS: The most effective way to protect yourself and your home from fire is to identify and remove fire hazards. 60 percent of house fire deaths occur in homes with no working smoke alarms. During a home fire, working smoke alarms and a fire escape plan that has been practiced regularly can save lives.
- BURN INSTITUTE
- FIREHALL BOOKSTORE
- FIRE IS
- FIRE SAFE KID (Burn Institute)
- FIRE SAFETY EDUCATION
- FIRE WISE
- KIDS HEALTH from Nemours: Fire Prevention – Of course, the best way to practice fire safety is to make sure a fire doesn’t break out in the first place. That means you should always be aware of potential hazards in your home. (also en Espanol)
- LIBERTY MUTUAL INSURANCE
- NEBRASKA FOREST SERVICE
- NATIONAL FIRE SAFETY COUNCIL
- NEBRASKA STATE VOL. FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION
- NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION (NFPA) : SPARKY THE FIRE DOG Sparky the Fire Dog was created for NFPA in 1951 and has been the organization’s official mascot and spokesdog ever since. Many other activities and educational materials on this site.
- NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL: Search Fire Prevention/Safety on this site. May have to look around some, but it does have some useful tips.
- NFPA – Safety Source
- NFPA – Public Education safety tip sheets
- SAFE KIDS WORLDWIDE
- SCHOLASTIC FIRE SAFETY RESOURCE
- SPARKY THE FIRE DOG: Has his own interactive site.
- SMOKEY BEAR: Smokey Bear has an interactive website along with great information
- TEACHERVISION: FIRE SAFETY
- US CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISION
- U.S. FIRE ADMINISTRATION – Working for a fire-safe America: Fire Safety Program Toolkit – Whether you are just getting started in fire safety education, or you are a seasoned educator, this toolkit will get you on your way to a successful program. It will lead you step by step through the development or enhancement of your fire safety education program to meet the specific needs of your community. This program is part of the “Fire is Everyones Fight”.
- Youtube.com is a great source to find helpful tool. Type in fire prevention and safety and you will find some good educational videos.
- Duck Dynasty on Turkey Fryers
- Doofus Dan videos
- Disney’s Wild About Safety with Timon and Pumba Safety Smart About Fire! Classroom Edition [Interactive DVD]
- Disney’s Wild About Safety with Timon and Pumba Safety Smart At Home! Classroom Edition [Interactive DVD]
WEBSITES TO ORDER PRODUCTS FROM:
- Amsterdam Printing
- Care Promotions
- Fire Smart Promotions
- Franklin Products
- Foremost Promotions
- Oriental Trading
- Nebraska Forest Service
- NFPA – Product Catalog
- Positive Promotions
- Print Globe
- Quality Logo Products
- Stumps – Reasonably priced create-your-own banners
- Rhonda Cerny
PRINTABLE FIRE PREVENTION TIP LABELS:
- Sheet 1 – multiple tips on one sheet
- Sheet 2 – multiple tips on one sheet
- Sheet 3 – multiple tips on one sheet
- Sheet 3 B – Tips with FD name
TRUE & FALSE QUESTIONS:
.pdf page of true and false questions about fire prevention
- KIWI STORYBOOK – This is the website. You may need to search the app on your tablet.
- DIALSAFE – Kids can practice dialing 911 on a mobile phone.
- SPARKY BRAIN BUSTERS Trivia game
- KAHOOT! – Interactive app game that you create. (Phones, Ipads)
PUPPET SHOW IDEAS:
(Contact Chris Parker or Marshall Robinson if you would like help getting started with a puppet program)
- Ideas and suggestions given out each year at Fire School
NEBRASKA FIRE PREVENTION BOARD CONTACTS : (from fire school)
Rhonda Cerny Schuyler 402.649.6068 [email protected]
Bob Heckman Plattsmoth 402.515.8439 [email protected]
Jenie Maloney Wood River 308.380.3900 [email protected]
Brenda Jenny, Blair 402-639-9647 [email protected]
Fire Prevention Nebraska Style Facebook Page
Fire & Accident Prevention Tips
FIRE PREVENTION TIPS:
- Did you know? The hot tip of a smoldering cigarette is 750 F at the side and 1,290 F in the center.
- Studies show that about 1/5 of the tens of millions of smoke alarms installed don’t work.
- Mount your smoke alarms in the path of the smoke.
- Cooking is the leading cause of home fires.
- Stay in the kitchen when you’re are cooking food.
- Space heaters should be kept 3 feet from anything that can burn.
- Space heaters should be turned off when you go to bed.
- Use proper plug ins for large appliances.
- Blown fuses, discolored outlets, flickering lights all could be signs of a electrical problem.
- Never bypass fuses by jamming pennies into fuse sockets.
- Check all electrical cords for damage.
- Use extension cords only for temporary wiring.
- If you smoke, smoke outside. Even then provide a sturdy ashtray.
- Be sure cigarette butts are out before throwing them away.
- Extinguish all candles when leaving the room.
- Keep candles at least 12 inches away from flammable materials.
- Use flashlights, not candles for emergency lighting.
- Never allow children to have candles in their bedrooms.
- Don’t place lit candles in windows.
- Never smoke when you work with flammable or combustible liquids.
- Use gasoline only as a motor fuel, never as a solvent or a degreaser.
- Never bring gasoline indoors, even in small quantities.
- Store oily and solvent rags in a tightly sealed metal container.
- If you spill a flammable liquid on your clothing, place it outside to dry before laundering.
- Did you know? Almost all aerosol products use a flammable gas to propel the contents from the container.
- Teach your children the basics of fire prevention & safety.
- If you suspect a child is setting even small fires, be direct about the fact that fires can kill.
- Allow gasoline motors to cool before refueling them.
- Always refuel outdoors, never in the house or garage.
- Never top off a gas tank. Gasoline expands as it warms.
- Don’t carry gasoline in the passenger compartment of your vehicle.
- Transport gasoline in the trunk of the car, with the lid slightly open.
- Position grills well away from deck rails and out from under eaves.
- Keep grills away from shrubs, brush, and piles of leaves.
- Watch fires and hot charcoal grills at all times.
- Use only proper lighter fluid, never gasoline or kerosene.
- Never add any lighter fluid to a charcoal fire. If your fire is dying, use dry kindling and fan the fire.
- Never turn on a grills gas source until you are ready to start it.
- Never hold a child in your arms while preparing hot meals.
- Use clips and not nails, to hang holiday lights.
- Use a flashlight or battery-operated candles in a jack-o-lantern.
- Place lit pumpkins well away from anything that can burn.
Accident / Illness Prevention
- Always use dry oven mitts or pot holders. Wet ones cause a burn.
- Never use a microwave to heat a baby bottle.
- Teach children that hot things can burn.
- Your water heater should be no higher than 120 F.
- Test the water before placing a child or yourself in the tub.
- On Halloween, make sure masks have eye holes large enough to see out.
- Wipe up spilled water, grease, and other liquids from your kitchen, bathroom, and garage floors as soon as possible to avoid slips.
- Secure rugs with nonskid pads or slip-resistant backing. You can also use double-face adhesive carpet tape to keep them in place.
- Secure rugs with nonskid pads or slip-resistant backing.
- Don’t put hot tea, coffee, or other hot liquids on a tablecloth that hangs over the side of the table. Someone could trip on the cloth and spill the scalding liquid.
- Never keep a loaded gun in the house; store ammunition and weaponry separately.
- Install grab bars in tubs or showers to aid someone who is unsteady on his feet.
- Choose a step stool with a hand-rail to hold when standing on the top step.
- Never place an electric appliance where it can fall in water.
- Never touch an electric appliance while you are standing in water.
- Never remove the guards from your power tools
- Handrails that don’t run the full length of a staircase can be dangerous
- If stair carpeting becomes loose, fix it immediately.
- Be sure not to use throw rugs at the top or bottom of a flight of stairs.
- Keep insecticide sprays away from children, pets, dishes, food, and cooking utensils
- When fumigating, use only the amount of pesticide required for the job.
- Wear rubber gloves when spraying anything poisonous.
- The surest way to make water safe is to boil it. Boiling will kill microorganisms.
- Cook all meat and poultry to safe minimum internal temperatures.
- Always supervise young children around water
- Prevent water-related injuries and drowning by swimming with a buddy and swimming where there’s a lifeguard.
- Strong winds and thunderstorms with lightning can be dangerous, always be aware of the forecast.
- Use sunscreen with at least SPF 15, cover up with clothing, and wear a brimmed hat, to help prevent skin cancer.
- Keep the sandbox covered to protect young children from toxoplasmosis
- When you’re outdoors, whether hiking, camping, or hunting, protect yourself from mosquitoes and other bugs