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Fire Safety Awareness Tips

Every 24 seconds, a fire department in the United States responds to a fire somewhere in the nation (via nfpa.org). Taking these prevention steps can mitigate the risk of fire in your home: 

Did you know?

  • In 2020 there were 43,115 fire related incidents in the City of Houston. 
  • In 2018, Texas, California, and New York led the nation in number of fire deaths. 
  • Nationally, 7 people die every day from a home fire, mostly impacting children and the elderly. 

Resources

Fireworks Safety Awareness Tips
Seguridad contra Incendios y Fuegos Artificiales

 

Where to Report

  • Report fires and medical emergencies to 911!
  • Burning trash or having bonfires within the city limits is against fire code. Report illegal bonfires and suspected arson, to these non-emergency phone numbers:
    • Houston Police Department: 713-884-3131
    • Harris County Sheriff’s Department: 713-221-6000

 

Partners & Resources

  • Houston Fire Department: Reports, Statistics, Safety & Public Education: houstontx.gov/fire/
  • Red Cross: Safety Education, Trainings, & Certifications: redcross.org
  • National Fire Protection Association: Public Education, Trainings, News & Research: nfpa.org/
  • U.S. Fire Administration: Prevention, Data, & Trainings: usfa.fema.gov/