North County Fire Protection District



Fire Prevention/Education Links


Candle/Chimney/Barbecue Information:

  • National Candle Association: A comprehensive source for candle fire safety information and resources that explains how to burn candles safely and how to extinguish them.
  • Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSA): A source for fireplace, chimney and woodstove fire prevention tips, information and how-to guidelines.
  • Fire Extinguisher-101: A guide explaining what types of fire extinguishers are available, how to use the, where to place them in the home and how to care for and maintain them.
  • Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association: A PDF information sheet containing fireplace safety tips for fireplace safety and maintenance, how to safely light a fire and chimney sweeping.

Campus and Dorm Safety:

  • NFPA Tips for College students living away from home. Educating students on what they can do to stay safe during the school year.
  • NFPA Information on Campus and Dorm Fires: How to choose the best options and fact sheets on dormitories, fraternities, sororities and barracks.

Disaster Preparedness and Recovery:

Disaster Preparedness for Animals:

Disaster Planning and Fire Safety for the Disabled or Elderly:

Fire Safety Landscaping & Design:

Home Safety:

National Safety Groups:

  • American Red Cross: The American Red Cross is the nation’s premier emergency response organization and through its website, the organization offers a fire prevention a safety checklist, in addition to fact sheets related to escape planning, holiday fire prevention, home heating safety, smoke alarms, and child fire safety guidelines.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): A list of prevention tips that help prevent fire deaths and injuries.
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC): A PDF document illustrating the importance of home smoke alarms, where they should be installed, how they operate and how to use them, in addition to the types that are available.
  • Fire Team USA: Brining Resources to Help You Enhance Fire Protection Your Community Offers.
  • The National Association of State Fire Marshals: Fire protection and safety information provided through the Residential Fire Safety Institute (RFSI), which is a public interest group committed to promoting fire-safe homes through education. They offer information on how to make homes safe, residential fire sprinkler requirements, as well as fire protection resources.

Other Types of Safety Groups:

  • National Drowning Prevention Alliance: Provides tips to prevent drowning in multiple venues, including pools, ocean, buckets and for helping to make “water smart” babies.
  • Think First: Think First has programs to educate young people about their personal vulnerability and the importance of making safe choices. The message is: You can have a fun-filled, exciting life, without hurting yourself if you " ThinkFirst." Buckle up. Drive safe and sober. Avoid violent situations. Lower your risk to fall. Wear a helmet. Check the water before you dive. Use your mind to protect your body!
  • Homeland Security: Information on protecting the nation’s security by providing early detection and early warning against terrorist attacks. Areas of information cover a wide range of information/areas including: aviation and border security to emergency response, from cybersecurity analyst to chemical facility inspection.

Sprinkler Information:

  • National Fire Sprinkler Association: Resource for Fire Sprinkler Industry and legislation.
  • Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition: A resource that provides educational materials regarding home fire sprinklers, how they work, how to install them and why they’re important, as well as fire safety videos and interactive materials.
  • Common Voices: Advocates for the need for residential fire sprinklers, including residential dormitories.

Support Groups:

  • San Diego Burn Institute: Provides a resources for Burn Survivor Support, Camp Beyond the Scars, Fire and Burn Prevention, Research and Treatment and Community Services for burn victims and their families, as well as the establishment of the UCSD Burn Center.
  • Trauma Intervention Program (TIPS)-San Diego: TIPS is a volunteer organization of specially trained citizen volunteers who provide immediate emotional and practical support to victims and their families in the first few hours following a tragedy.
  • Juvenile Firesetting Support/Counseling:
    • Rady Children's Hospital (for families without health benefits that cover psychological services);

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