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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 (nfpa.org). Taking these prevention steps can mitigate the risk of fire in your home: 

Did you know?

  • In 2020, there was a 50% increase in firework related deaths and injuries compared to 2019 (US Consumer Product Safety Commission). 
  • Fireworks start an average of about 19,000 fires each year (National Safety Counsel). 
  • Sparklers can burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit which is hot enough to melt gold (National Safety Counsel).
  • Sparklers alone account for more than 25% of emergency visits for fireworks injuries (National Safety Counsel). 


Fireworks Safety Awareness Tips

Celebratory Gun Fire Safety 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. To report complaints, illegal use of fireworks or bonfires, or 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/