Community Risk Reduction

Prepare your community to reduce specific risks and identify potential hazards.

Turn Your Attention to Fire Prevention

In 2020 in Alabama, there were 78 deaths attributed to fire related injuries (compared to 74 in 2019). Most, if not all, of these deaths could have been prevented with a few small steps.

Alabama Coalition of Community Risk Reduction Educators

ACCRRE exists to present a statewide representative voice to address fire and life safety issues, and to continually improve the level of fire and life safety within the state. ACCRRE works to reduce loss of life, personal injury, and advance Community Risk Reduction with vision and leadership by developing and promoting standardized messaging, develop and maintain working partnerships with the multiple fire and life safety organizations, implement and maintain coalition website and other tools to assist in Community Risk Reduction, and to provide access to professional development, Community Risk Reduction material, and multiple media messages to the first responders of Alabama.


The U.S. Fire Administration

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) develops and delivers fire prevention and safety education programs in partnership with other federal agencies, the fire and emergency response community, the media, and safety interest groups. We also work with the public and private groups to promote and improve fire prevention and life safety through research, testing and evaluation.

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

NFPA provides valuable free resources to use to educate your communities on all aspects for public safety.

Vision 20/20: National Strategies for Fire Loss Prevention

The Vision 20/20 Project is guided by a coalition of national organizations and experts committed to data-based solutions saves lives and property.

Get Alarmed Alabama! Smoke Alarm Installation Program

If you live in Alabama, you are twice as likely as the rest of the nation to die as a result of fire. As such, fire departments in Alabama are participating in a smoke alarm initiative to make sure all homes in our state are outfitted with smoke detectors. Participating fire departments will assist the requester by installing the smoke alarm in the home.

Access the citizen request form, fire department waivers, and informational flyers.
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American Red Cross of Alabama and Mississippi

The Red Cross Home Fire Campaign helps save lives by installing free smoke alarms in homes that don’t have them, and by educating people about home fire safety. The Red Cross offers educational programs to all age groups on fire prevention and emergency preparedness.
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Portable Generator Manufacturers' Association

As the only safe place to operate a portable generator, taking it outside is absolutely mandatory to keep your family safe from carbon monoxide. the As the only safe place to operate a portable generator, taking it outside is absolutely mandatory to keep your family safe from carbon monoxide. Portable Generator Manufacturers’ Association has developed materials to educate your citizens on carbon monoxide risks, so that they’ll be better prepared to protect their families from this colorless, odorless threat.

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