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Fire Prevention Week, October 3-9

Resources provided from the U.S. Fire Administration

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) invites libraries to mark Fire Prevention Week, October 3-9.

Explore USFA publications and social media toolkits to increase community awareness about preventing home fires. Fire Prevention and Safety Social Media Toolkits highlight social media cards, pictographs, videos, and photos suitable for sharing on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media channels.

USFA has educational publications available for kids and adults. Libraries can order free print copies or download electronic versions from our Publications page.

Popular Publications:

Kids Firetruck Foldup Activity Sheet
Class: HS 5.202:F 51/11
Item Number: 0520-F (online)
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CGP System Number: 001164937
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Kids Firetruck Foldup Activity Sheet (Spanish)
Class: HS 5.202:F 51/11/SPAN.
Item Number: 0520-F (online)
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CGP System Number: 001164938
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Sesame Street Fire Safety Program: Color and Learn
Class: HS 5.202:SA 1/2
Item Number: 0520-F (online)
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CGP System Number: 000960987
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Sesame Street Fire Safety Program: Color and Learn (Spanish)
Class: HS 5.202:SA 1/2/SPAN.
Item Number: 0520-F (online)
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CGP System Number: 000960989
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Sesame Street Fire Safety Program Family Guide
Class: HS 5.208:SA 1
Item Number: 0520-F-06 (online)
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CGP System Number: 000955881
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Sesame Street Fire Safety Program Family Guide (Spanish)
Class: HS 5.208:SA 1/SPAN.
Item Number: 0520-F-06 (online)
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CGP System Number: 000955626
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Fire Safety for Older Adults
Class: HS 5.202:SA 1/2018
Item Number: 0520-F (online)
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CGP System Number: 001100307
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Fire Safety for Older Adults (Spanish)
Class: HS 5.202:SA 1/2018
Item Number: 0520-F (online)
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CGP System Number: 001164282
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After the Fire
Class: HS 5.202:F 51/6/2019
Item Number: 0520-F (online)
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CGP System Number: 001164353
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After the Fire (Spanish)
Class: HS 5.202:F 51/6/2019/SPAN.
Item Number: 0520-F (online)
PURL
CGP System Number: 001164354
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USFA maintains statistics on household fires involving injuries and deaths. Annually from 2017 to 2019, an estimated 2,770 people died from 1,900 fatal household fires. Household fires injured an estimated 11,600 people annually. Cooking was the leading cause of residential building fires resulting in injuries.

See USFA’s latest reports for more information:

Cooking Fires in Residential Buildings (2017-2019)
Class: HS 5.221:21/5
Item Number: 0520-F-11 (online)
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CGP System Number: 001164830
https://www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/reports/cooking-fires-residential-buildings-v21i5.html

Civilian Fire Injuries in Residential Buildings (2017-2019)
Class: HS 5.221:21/4
Item Number: 0520-F-11 (online)
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CGP System Number: 001164360

Civilian Fire Fatalities in Residential Buildings (2017-2019)
Class: HS 5.221:21/3
Item Number: 0520-F-11 (online)
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CGP System Number: 001164834
https://www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/reports/civilian-fire-fatalities-residential-buildings-v21i3.html