9. The Internet Provides Free Up-to-Date and Extensive Fire Safety Resources from Reputable Sources

Key Messages

  • Nine highlighted web sites provide a wealth of information on the nature and prevalence of residential fires in the United States and New York State, statistics on fire-related deaths and injuries, and fire prevention and safety.

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Internet Resources on Residential Fire Safety and Prevention - New York State Department of Health

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • This section of the CDC website focuses on the science behind making people safe and preventing the leading causes of unintentional injuries, including drowning, falls, fires, and poisoning. The site includes fact sheets on fire deaths and injuries, research based on CDC's evidence-based smoke alarm installation and fire safety education program, and fire prevention strategies and tools, including a pocket media guide.
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • This website contains information on what to do before, during, and after a fire. This information supports FEMA's mission to support citizens and first responders to ensure that the nation works together to build, sustain, and improve its capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • NFPA is a nonprofit organization that works to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on peoples' quality of life. NFPA provides and advocates for codes and standards, research, training, and education. The organization promotes fire prevention, while being an authoritative source on public safety. The homepage has links to codes and standards, safety information, training, research, news and publications, catalogs, and the press information.
  • New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control (OFPC)
  • OFPC trains career and volunteer firefights and emergency responders; provides technical assistance for fire investigations; and collects, complies, and disseminates information related to fire and arson prevention and control. The homepage provides linkages to such information as, training, services, technical assistance, fire information and NYS fire statistics, education, and publications and updated fire news and announcements.
  • Safe Kids USA
  • Safe Kids USA is a nonprofit member organization of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations that work to prevent accidental childhood injury through educational efforts. This website includes information on fire and burn safety, smoke alarms, holiday and cooking safety, escape planning and materials specifically for both children and adolescents.
  • US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC)
  • CSPC's mission is to protect the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of consumer products. CPSC is dedicated to protecting consumers from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The homepage has information on recent recalls, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, ways to report unsafe products, and CPSC publications. Information and linkages to resources related specifically to residential fires are included on the CSPC's Neighborhood Safety Network (NSN) site.
  • United States Fire Administration (USFA)
  • USFA is part of the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency. Its mission is to provide national leadership to foster a solid foundation for fire and emergency services stakeholders related to fire prevention, preparedness, and response. The website provides information for members of the fire service, the general public, children and the news media, describes courses offered by the National Fire Academy, and offers linkages to publications, statistics, and prevention campaigns, current fire-related news, featured topics, and other websites of interest.