The United State Fire Administration (USFA) and NFPA are working together to remind everyone that home fires are more prevalent in winter than in any other season. This is due in part to an increase in cooking and heating fires. Holiday decorations and winter storms that can interrupt electrical service, and cause people to turn to alternative heating sources also contribute to the increased risk of fire in winter.
As you may have already heard, NFPA has launched its Put a Freeze on Winter Fire Campaign, and you can help keep your house and your community safe this winter! NFPA has prepared a toolkit that you can use to conduct a heating safety campaign in your community. The toolkit has a multitude of resources including downloadable press releases, letters to the editor, op/eds, print ads, easy-to-read flyers for residents in both English and Spanish, facts about heating fires, safety tips and more.
Winter fires can be prevented and our best defense against home heating is education. NFPA is counting on your help to spread the word and Put a Freeze on Winter Fires!