A Safer Charleston

Your Charleston Fire Department strives to build a safer Charleston through fire & life safety education.  The information below and in the left margin is provided to assist you on common topic areas, hazards, and educating those around you to reduce hazards in our community.  

The 2023 Fire Prevention Week Theme is:

Cooking safety starts with YOU. Pay attention to fire prevention

FPW23theme_FBFPW23_theme_FB_SpanishThe campaign works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take when cooking to keep themselves and those around them safe.  

According to NFPA, cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries in the United States. Unattended cooking is the leading cause of cooking fires and deaths. 

Today’s homes burn faster than ever. You may have as little as two minutes (or even less time) to safely escape a home fire from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Your ability to get out of a home during a fire depends on early warning from smoke alarms and advance planning. 

Learn more about the annual Fire Prevention Week themes and information at www.nfpa.org/fpw

Additional resources by topic are located in the left margin.