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NFPA’s electrical safety tips and tips sheet offer information about the safe use of electrical cords and extension cords. The electrical safety in the home section of the website offers an overview of electrical safety around the house.
- For consumers
- Arson & youth fire setting
- Emergency Preparedness
- Escape planning
- Fire & safety equipment
- Gasoline & propane
- Hoarding and fire safety
- Mine fires and explosions
- For public educators
- Sparky the Fire Dog
- Safety tip sheets
- Fire Prevention Week
- Sparky School House
- Safety Source blog
- Partners in safety
- Fire safety hero stories
Take simple fire safety precautions, like making sure fabrics for costumes and decorative materials are flame-resistant. Read all of NFPA’s Halloween safety tips and download our free safety tip sheet.
Also see: NFPA’s safety tip sheet on candle safety.
Pumpkins on the porch
Flameless candles are a fun and safe alternative to using real ones in a festive jack-o’-lantern or with other decorations.
Children dressed in costumes excitedly running door to door to trick-or-treat, festive decorations like glowing jack-o-lanterns, paper ghosts and dried cornstalks adorning front porches – these are some of the classic hallmarks of Halloween that make the holiday special for kids and adults alike.
Unfortunately, these Halloween symbols and activities can also present lurking fire risks that have the potential to become truly scary. But by planning ahead, you can help make this Halloween a fire-safe one. Taking simple fire safety precautions like keeping decorations far away from open flames and using battery-operated candles or glow-sticks in jack-o-lanterns can help ensure your holiday remains festive and fun!
MSNFPA is now a regular content contributor for Martha Stewart Living! Check out our latest Halloween fire safety blog post on her website.
Halloween by the numbers
Decorations were the item first ignited in an estimated average of 900 reported home structure fires per year.
Nearly half of decoration fires in homes occurred because the decorations were too close to a heat source.
These fires caused an estimated average of one civilian death, 41 civilian injuries and $13 million in direct property damage per year.
Forty-one percent of these incidents were started by candles; one-fifth began in the living room, family room, or den.
Source: NFPA Fire Analysis & Research Division (During the five-year-period of 2006-2010)
NFPA offers important information on a variety of important safety topics — everything you need to know to keep you, your family, and your neighbors safe from fire and related hazards. Use our free safety tip sheets, our facts and figures, and downloadable reports and statistics to help advance safety in your community. Browse the categories below, or use our search engine to find the topic you’re looking for.
- Arson & youth fire setting Children playing with fire, arson and intentional fires.
- Causes Candles, cooking, electrical, heating, smoking and more.
- Emergency Preparedness Disasters can occur suddenly and without warning.
- Escape planning Learn the steps to create and practice a home fire escape plan.
- Fire & safety equipment Smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, home fire sprinklers and carbon monoxide alarms.
- Gasoline & propane Always handle gasoline in the home or propane-powered equipment cautiously.
- Hoarding and fire safety Many fire departments are experiencing serious fires, injuries, and deaths as the result of compulsive hoarding behavior.
- Holidays Fireworks, Christmas trees, Halloween, and more.
- Occupancies High-rises, hotels/motels, nightclubs, nursing homes, and more.
- Outdoors Grilling, lightning and wildland fires.
- Populations Older adults, people with disabilities, urban and rural communities.
- Vehicles Vehicle fires, and safety at service stations.
- Mine fires and explosions Mining and mineral processing facilities represent significant fire and explosion exposures.
OCTOBER 13. 2016
The mission of the New Jersey chapter of the IAAI is to fulfill the needs of its dedicated and professional members; To unite for mutual benefit those public officials and private persons engaged in the control of arson and kindred crimes; To provide for exchange of technical information and to promote new techniques and developments through education; To cooperate with other law enforcement agencies and associations to further fire prevention and the suppression of crime; To encourage high professional standards of conduct among arson investigators and to continually strive to eliminate all factors which interfere with administration of crime suppression.