Here are some fact sheets created by the Minnesota State Fire Marshal Division that you can share with your family, friends, students and fellow firefighters.
- After the fire: A fire can be devastating and leave you feeling confused and alone. Here are some instructions on what you should do after the fire.
- Alternative heating: The number of home fires spikes in the winter months as people use alternative heating sources like space heaters. This fact sheet will help you and your family staff cozy and safe.
- Arson prevention: Arson is not a victimless crime. Over the past 10 years in Minnesota, arson has killed 25 people and caused nearly $99 million in property damage. Learn how you can prevent arson in your neighborhood.
- Bonfire and campfire safety: Unattended bonfires and campfires can quickly get out of control and become deadly. Here's how you can make sure your outdoor fire is safe.
- Campus fire safety: Make sure your college student's home away from home is safe with these campus fire safety tips.
- Candles: Candles are a staple in many homes -- but they can be extremely dangerous if used incorrectly. Find out how to make sure the candles in your home don't start a fire.
- Christmas trees: Christmas trees decorate millions of American homes during the holidays. Find out the best way to make sure your tree doesn't turn the holidays into a tragedy.
- Carbon monoxide alarms: Carbon monoxide alarms are just as important in a home as smoke alarms. Here's what you need to know about CO alarms.
- Cooking: Unattended cooking was tied in 2013 for the No. 1 cause of fire fatalities in Minnesota. Follow these simple tips to avoid a kitchen fire.
- Escape planning: More than 80 percent of families have not practiced at-home fire drills. We tell you how to practice your escape plan with your family in this fact sheet.
- Fireworks safety: Fireworks are dangerous and can be deadly. Learn how you can stay safe AND have fun.
- General fire safety and prevention: Fires kill dozens of people each year in Minnesota. Here are some general tips to help you prevent a fire in your home and to help you get out safely if a blaze does start.
- Grilling: Having some friends over for a BBQ? Keep it safe around the grill with these tips.
- Halloween: Make sure your Halloween is scary for all the right reasons. Keep your trick-or-treaters safe by following these simple rules.
- Rural area fire tips: If you live in a rural area, there are some extra precautions you should take to make sure fire trucks can find your home.
- Smoke alarms: Smoke alarms save lives -- but only if they work. This fact sheet will tell you all you need to know about smoke alarms.
- Winter home fires: Most home fires occur in the winter. Freeze out winter fires in your home with this fact sheet.
- Winter holidays: Make sure your winter holiday season is a safe one. Here's what you need to know about winter holiday fire safety.
- Youth firesetting prevention: In 2013, children started 300 fires in Minnesota. Here are some tips for preventing your child from playing with fire.
Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems
As of Jan. 1, 2015, sprinkler systems are required in Minnesota for new houses larger than 4,500 square feet. More information about home fire sprinklers is available from the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition
You can test your knowledge of fire sprinklers with our online quiz