U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Smoke Alarms

Fire Safety Publications

This page links users to a variety of publications regarding fire safety. Publications address chimneys, overheated clothes dryers, household extension cords, and smoke detectors.

Review Date: October 14, 2014

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Fire, Burn and Scald Prevention

Injuries from fires and burns are some of the most painful and severe that children can suffer. Luckily, most of them can be prevented by making a few easy modifications to your home and teaching your family what to do in case of a fire emergency.

Review Date: October 31, 2014

Safe Kids Worldwide

Home Fire Prevention

Read these fact sheets that offer important fire safety tips on burn prevention, cooking fire safety, smoke alarms, residential fire sprinklers, home heating, fire extinguishers, and more.

Review Date: March 11, 2013

Department of Homeland Security

Learn About Smoke Alarms

A working smoke alarm can help you and your family escape a deadly home fire. Read about the importance of smoke alarms.

Review Date: March 12, 2013

United States Fire Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency

National Fire Protection Association: Safety Tip Sheets

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) offers safety tip sheets on a variety of fire and life safety topics including carbon monoxide, clothes dryer and grilling.

Review Date: December 12, 2014

National Fire Protection Association

Smoke Alarms (Detectors) Can Save Your Life- (PDF)

Learn where to install smoke alarms in your home, how to maintain them, prevent nuisance alarms, and plan your escape route.

Review Date: December 23, 2014

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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