Everyone knows not to leave candles burning in their house and to check that the stove is off before heading out, but fire safety is much more than just a household concern. Neighborhoods and communities need to be prepared to deal with fires affecting more than one home. Wildfires near residential areas can easily cause property damage and hurt people, and having safeguards and best practices in place at the community level can help minimize the damage.
Understanding fire safety best-practices, having the proper equipment, and using preventive measures sometimes aren’t even enough to prevent fire damage to people and property, and there are organizations in place to help those who have suffered burns or heavy losses due to fire cope with the trauma. A full range of sites on preventing fire in the first place and coping with the damage it can cause is included here. These sites aren’t in any particular order, but they are categorized to make it easier to find exactly what you’re looking for.
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General Fire Safety
From home fire prevention tips to nationwide suppliers of fire prevention equipment and information, this section of the list has something for anyone who is reading up on fire safety.
The National Association of State Fire Marshals’ Residential Fire Safety Institute
Residential Fire Safety Institute, a project of the National Association of State Fire Marshals is an incredibly informative site with great information not only on fire safety, but also on different programs and useful organizations to join.
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National Fire Protection Association
The National Fire Protection Association is the foremost source on fire, electrical, and building safety. From useful publications to check out to news and training, the site is a great source for all fire-related information.
Read More — Safety Information
National Fire Information Council
The National Fire Information Council provides great facts and information for fire prevention and a useful news section.
Read More — News
U.S. Fire Administration
The U.S. Fire Administration is a beautifully designed site and one of the most crucial sources to check for information on fire safety pertaining to every facet.
Read More — Fire Service
Best Practices – the Brenneco Blog
Best Practices from the Brenneco Blog is a great tool for getting quality posts on fire safety, covering a variety of issues and has an element of health care coverage as well.
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Fireline Fire Protection Blog is a fantastic resource for understanding the many different ways fires can develop and how everyone can contribute to preventing them. The site’s useful bank of knowledge makes it a great resource for anyone looking for more information.
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Fire Safety Institute
Fire Safety Institute is a non-profit that helps better inform the public on fire safety information through different informational sources. Along with historic preservation, education, and fire risk indexing, they also provide research opportunities as well.
Read More — Research
Fire Adapted Communities
Fire Adapted Communities is a very interesting site that aims to inform the public on ways to prepare where you live for different fires. They break the country into regions, so you can best see which procedures are most fitting for where you live.
Read More — Family and Home
The Center for Campus Fire Safety
The Center for Campus Fire Safety is useful for any students looking to further their education of fire safety as it pertains to the university setting. The forums and conferences held regularly provide a useful base of events for those looking to get further involved.
Read More — Library
Smokey the Bear, the forest fire prevention icon to children for decades, has an in-depth website that looks at all the different ways to stay proactive against forest fires and promote fire safety across the country.
Read More — Stop Wildfires!
Life Safety Organization
Life Safety Organization is a group of contractors, consultants, manufacturers, and others who work in the fire protection. It highlights all the different ways to fireproof residences.
Read More — Firestopping
Fire Protection Association
The Fire Protection Association is a fantastic resource, dense with material for educating others on different fire risks and training information. It’s great for anyone who has questions pertaining to fire safety.
Read More — Fire Risk Assessment Services
Home Fire Drill
Home Fire Drill is the perfect tool for families looking to educate themselves, specifically their children on how to best react if a fire starts in their household.
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Fire Protection Industries, Inc. Blog
Fire Protection Industries, Inc. uses their blog to discuss issues pertinent to the fire safety community and how when we all work together, we can effectively instill change and be more conscientious about preventing fires.
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Confires Fire Protection Service Blog
Confires Fire Protection Service Blog is great for looking through posts and better educating yourself on different causes and fire safety tips. Additionally, they have great information describing cumbersome situations that may lead to fires arising.
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American Fire Protection Group, Inc.
The American Fire Protection Group, Inc. uses their blog to efficiently convey knowledge that is pertinent to preventing and managing fires. It’s regularly updated and is very useful to those in the field.
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Fire Protection Shop Blog
Fire Protection Shop Blog provides explanation for a variety of fire safety products and how to properly administer them in given situations. The site itself allows users to purchase different fire safety products to better protect themselves and their family.
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Guardian Fire Protection Services Blog
Guardian Fire Protection Services Blog is a great source for gaining a better understanding of different fire safety systems and how they can best be implemented. Additionally, their outlining of different fire products is useful.
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City of Angels Fire Protection Blog
City of Angels Fire Protection Blog is a useful site that looks at how some of the most used fire safety products are designed and how to properly use them.
Read More — Fire Safety
Walt Beattie’s Blog
Walt Beattie’s Blog focuses exclusively on fire protection and safety, providing many useful sources of information to provide a useful guide for those unfamiliar with good fire prevention practices.
Read More — Fire Protection Practice Specialty
The Ludwig Group
The Ludwig Group focuses on firefighting and emergency medical services and provides great information on lectures pertaining to fires, consulting services, and more.
Read More — A Firefighter/Paramedic
Fire Team USA
Fire Team USA is a team that works to help promote the importance of fire safety and educating the public on the different aspects of prevention and care of burns. They’re very active and regularly contribute to different workshops and events to better raise awareness of these important causes.
Read More — Resources
Firewise Communities informs on how to best situate communities against fires by working together. The information covers community initiatives, courses, and useful information.
Read More — Information and Resources
Associated Fire Protection Blog
The Associated Fire Protection Blog regularly posts about different ways to stay smart about fire prevention and provide a wealth of useful information for people looking to increase their knowledge of fire safety.
Read More — Fire Prevention Systems
Total Fire & Safety Blog
Total Fire & Safety Blog informs individuals on different procedures to best equip them to prevent fires and aid others in fire-related situations. The site also provides useful information on fire alarms, sprinklers, fire extinguishers, and more.
Read More — Fire Equipment Training
United States Alliance Fire Protection Blog
The United States Alliance Fire Protection Blog posts useful information of the latest happenings pertaining to fire prevention. Additionally, they provide great supplementary reading on sprinklers, corrosion, and more.
Read More — Major Projects
en-Gauge Inc. Fire Safety Blog
en-Gauge Inc. Fire Safety Blog details all the useful information for fire safety and how to best prepare for different disasters as they pertain to where you live.
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Master Fire Prevention Blog
Master Fire Prevention Blog keeps people informed on fire-related news and how to prevent different fires, particularly in the New York area. The information is largely applicable anywhere though and is a useful read.
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Spectrum Fire Protection Blog
Spectrum Fire Protection Blog posts regularly on great fire prevention tips, along with extremely useful info graphics. Their Twitter is also very active and to-the-point.
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The Fire Safety Company Blog
The Fire Safety Company Blog has great posts pertaining to the best ways to keep your family and communities safe through implementing proactive measures against fires.
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Fire & Explosions Expert Witness
Fire & Explosions Expert Witness is an incredibly in-depth resource for getting information on any number of subjects pertaining to fire-related activities. Their wide breadth of areas covered makes it a great tool for anyone looking for information on things from aerosol explosions, building fires, cell phone battery fires, guns, fireworks, oil, plastic, and more.
Read More — Vehicle Fires and Explosions
Fire Marshals & Organizations
A fire marshal is a community official who collaborates with the fire department to enforce the fire code, promote fire safety and awareness, and investigate the causes of fires that have occurred. Local fire marshals’ offices often have educational materials for community members, and even events where people can learn more about fire safety and prevention.
Wisconsin Alliance for Fire Safety
The Wisconsin Alliance for Fire Safety is a very informative site that educates residents of the state on all the different ways they can better promote fire safety and assist burn victims with difficulties they may face.
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Illinois Fire Safety Alliance
Illinois Fire Safety Alliance promotes the educational and preventative materials necessary to ensure the public can be best prepared for fire emergencies.
Read More — Camp I Am Me
Fire Extinguishers, Sprinklers & Equipment
Though many homes are equipped with smoke alarms, and fire codes require most buildings to have at least one fire extinguisher, not everyone realizes how much of a lifesaver a fire blanket, sprinkler system, or even just an extra fire extinguisher can be. These sites discuss home and industrial equipment for fire prevention and suppression.
American Fire Sprinkler Association
The American Fire Sprinkler Association is a great organization to become a part of and also to get information on a variety of areas pertaining to fire safety. It allows individuals to understand the different ways to ensure sprinklers are up-to-date, along with other useful information.
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National Fire Sprinkler Association
The National Fire Sprinkler Association is one of the most renowned sources of information pertaining to better equipping individuals for proper fire safety through fire sprinkler systems.
Read More — Sprinkler Information
W&M Sprinkler Blog
W&M Sprinkler Blog is a very informative resource for information on how to keep the fire code of sprinklers up to date, which is a crucial way to be proactive at preventing fires.
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Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition
Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition works to equip homeowners with potentially life-saving knowledge about the benefits of having fire sprinklers installed in the home. Additionally, they provide great free resources for fire service personnel.
Read More — Fire Service
Photoelectric Smoke Detectors Save More Lives helps educate people on the best ways for smoke detectors to not fail and the best investments to advance fire safety in communities. Their Smoke Detectors 101 section is particularly useful.
Read More — Smoke Detectors 101
Fire Extinguisher : 101
Fire Extinguisher 101 is a great guide for understanding how to operate a fire extinguisher. While this may sound silly at first, it’s surprising how many people truly know how to properly operate a fire extinguisher. The difference could save lives.
Read More — How Fire Extinguishers Work
Burn Prevention & Treatment
The injuries sustained by people caught in fires can cause incredible pain and have profound effects on that person’s capabilities and appearance. It is important for people with burn injuries not only to get immediate treatment, but to have a community to help them adjust to the major life changes that can come from being injured by a fire.
The Burn Institute is a nonprofit health agency based in southern California that focuses on reducing the number of injuries and deaths resulting from burns.
Read More — Fire and Burn Prevention
The International Burn Foundation of the United States
The International Burn Foundation of the United States is an important organization that aims to advocate for burn victims globally and help with obstacles they face. The site provides awards as well to help with damages, physically and mentally, that burns may cause.
Read More — Burn Prize Instructions
American Burn Association
The American Burn Association focuses on improving the lives of those who have experienced burns. The site includes up-to-date meeting information, great courses, and a plethora of announcements.
Read More — Advocacy
UC San Diego School of Medicine Regional Burn Center
The University of California San Diego School of Medicine’s Regional Burn Center is a very informative site, providing fantastic information on their state-of-the-art facility focused on treating burns.
Read More — Emergency Care for Burn Victims
Burns Recovered Support Group, Inc.
The Burns Recovered Support Group is an association that focuses on providing fantastic resources and aid to those who have been the victims of burns, regardless of situation. The site’s comprehensive tools for supporting those individuals are unparalleled.
Read More — Burn Survivor Assistance
Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation
The Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation is a great site for anyone involved in fire prevention. The site provides great fire service tips and resources useful to anyone.
Read More — Fire and Life Safety Blitz
Pine Tree Burn Foundation
Pine Tree Burn Foundation was founded in the mid-1970′s with the idea of providing higher quality burn care to those in the Portland, Maine area. Their work has largely been a success and has solidified the community’s efforts to curb the amount of burns affecting its residents.
Read More — Resources
Arizona Burn Foundation
Arizona Burn Foundation is a great site for those who have been the victims of burns, regardless of situation, and it provides a great base of information for people to not only help themselves better, but it also equips others to help burn victims emotionally as well.
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Firefighters Quest for Burn Survivors
Firefighters Quest for Burn Survivors is a fantastic organization that empowers firefighters to provide aid to fellow firefighters and those they aim to protect who have been injured by fires. The organization really aims to make a different and provides updates on all the great ways they’re giving back.
Read More — Assistance
Common Voices is an advocacy group that promotes fire safety across the country and includes videos, upcoming events, and news on how people can get involved and make a difference.
Read More — In The News
Spiegel Burn Foundation
The Spiegel Burn Foundation assists burn victims in a variety of ways, including physical therapy and emotional support. The site’s in-depth library of resources for burn victims is particularly insightful and they provide information on alternative health care as well.
Read More — Resources for Burn Victims
Burn Prevention Network
The Burn Prevention Network focuses on burn injury prevention and advocacy for those most susceptible to being affected. While their primary service is in Eastern Pennsylvania, the information on the site is largely applicable to any community.
Read More — Programs and Services
From Tragedy to Triumph Foundation
From Tragedy to Triumph Foundation helps individuals who have been physically, emotionally, and financially scarred by burns. It provides fundraising and other initiatives to help return the lives of those affected back to normalcy.
Read More — Support Groups
Total Burn Care
Total Burn Care provides comprehensive material that better informs the public as to burns and how to prevent and protect against burns, as well as aid those have already been in fire-related accidents.
Read More — Research Summary
Children’s Burn Foundation
Children’s Burn Foundation is an incredible organization that helps children who have been the victim of burns by helping assimilate them back into society if they’re struggling. The foundation provides great resources to help others give back to these children and implement real change.
Read More — Programs
Fire is both a dangerous force and a valuable tool for people, depending on context. The sites below cover topics ranging widely, from prescribed burning of forested areas, to increase the overall health of the land and diminish the prospect of uncontrollable wildfires, to fire safety sites for kids and teachers to help young children learn about fire as early as possible.
Coalition of Prescribed Fire Councils
The Coalition of Prescribed Fire Councils is a great site for understanding fire safety from the perspective of fire practitioners, policymakers, regulators, and more.
Read More — Resources and Links
Safe Sound Family
Safe Sound Family is a premier publishing resource focused on providing high quality, trustworthy information about home security systems and family safety.
Read More — Safe Sound Family Blog
Association of Fire Science Technicians/Society of Fire Protection Engineers
The Association of Fire Science at Eastern Kentucky University is a student organization that helps students at the school develop a better repertoire of fire safety to graduate as more informed safety providers and best work in their communities.
Read More — Training
Wildfire Lessons is a fantastic resource for gathering additional information about wildfires and the different lessons we’ve learned over various wildfire outbreaks over the past decades.
Read More — 6 Minutes for Safety
Fireproof Children, Prevention First
Fireproof Children, Prevention First is an organization that focuses on educating children on all the ways they can be safe concerning fire in the home. It also provides great educational tips for parents to equip their children with.
Read More — Fire Service
Safe Kids Fire Safety
Safe Kids Fire Safety is an incredibly informative website that breaks down fire education into 6 age groups, providing the most specific resources based on whatever age your child. The site’s colorful, straightforward approach is a great way to pull in children’s attention.
Read More — Fire Safety Tips
The Nature Conservancy Prescribed Burn Unit Plan
Fire Management Manual from The Nature Conservancy is a useful tool for implementing effective measures to prevent fires and assist those with aid when burns do occur.
Read More — Collaborative Planning
Prescribed Fire Portal
Prescribed Fire Portal is part of the Prescribed Burn Alliance of Texas and they focus on controlled burns of problematic areas that have large potential to develop into unmanageable wildfires. Additionally, they provide great fire education links.
Read More — Resources
Sky Saver – High Rise Fire Rescue
SkySaver’s mission is to design, create and sell “the premier multi-story building personal rescue and evacuation system.” Our vision is to be the worldwide leading manufacturer of high-rise personal rescue and evacuation systems, known for being easy to use, safe and affordable.
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Prescribed Burning
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources provides a wealth of useful information in their Prescribed Burning Section. It details how planned burnings can largely save lives, money, and resources from letting forest and wildfires sporadically start.
Read More — Regulations and Guides
Texas Department of Agriculture Prescribed Burn Program
The Texas Department of Agriculture’s Prescribed Burn Program focuses on preventing large wildfires by going after areas with predetermined conditions for breaking out. They also have information on how to become a burn manager, burn lead instructor, and more, along with great information and resources.
Read More — Legislation and Rules
Fire Facts is a great site geared more towards children and provides useful information on fire safety. By starting at a young age, it can make children better informed concerning fire safety.
Read More — Articles
Rescue 1 Fire Safety for Kids
Rescue 1 Fire Safety for Kids is a great site to get kids engaged when it comes to fire safety. With colorful graphics and easy to understand explanations, it’s the perfect way to educate children.
Read More — Events
Campus Fire Watch
Campus Firewatch is a useful site for those who work in fire safety on college campuses across the country. The news tab is particularly informative about different happenings across the country.
Read More — Breaking News
Fire And Security News
Fire and Security News offers aggregated links on every topic related to fire and security from various sources around the web, including social media, news sites, and company blogs.
Read More — Twitter