Fire Prevention


I'm Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin, and it is my privilege to serve as your State Fire Marshal.

Did you know three out of five home fire deaths happen from fires in homes with no smoke alarms?

Smoke alarms save lives. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. In fact, having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half!

That is why I need your help!

Many of those fires could have been prevented, and the damage, injuries and deaths they caused could have been minimized if working smoke alarms had been there to sound a warning. And that is why this year, the theme of Fire Prevention Week 2016 is Don’t Wait – CHECK the date! Replace smoke alarms every 10 years.

I hope you use this website to brush up on fire safety and prevention knowledge, as well as share the information so that we can prevent fires and save lives. Feel free to download any of these resources and use them in your own home, school or community.

Thank you for visiting this site and for helping keep your family, friends and neighbors safe!


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Certain materials reproduced from NFPA’s Fire Prevention Week website, ©2014 NFPA.