Fire Prevention & Life Safety Resources

The effects of a fire can be devastating! The Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System understands the best way to fight fires and reduce injuries is by preventing them in the first place. By educating yourself on potential fire hazards in your home, you can take the first step to protecting your family from a destructive fire. You can also protect yourself by installing working smoke alarms and other fire safety devices.

Fire and Life Safety Videos

Go to our YouTube Fire and Life Safety playlist to view short and fun Fire and Life Safety videos on the following topics and more:

  • Home Escape Planning
  • Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Safety
  • Electrical Fire Safety
  • Heating Safety 

Fire and Life Safety Tip Sheets

Smoke Alarms Tip Sheet Opens in new windowLooking for a simple tip sheet on how to keep you and your family safe? Go to to find simple tip sheets on the following topics and more:

  • Smoke Alarm Safety
  • Lithium Ion Battery Safety
  • Home Escape Planning
  • Cooking Safety

Community Fire and Life Safety Toolkit

In this toolkit you will find flyers, infographics and social media images and graphics for you to share with your community to help keep them safe. Access the whole toolkit at this link.

  1. Year Round Safety Tips
  2. Winter Safety
  3. Spring Safety
  4. Summer Safety
  5. Fall Safety

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Candle Safety

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), on average 20 home candle fires are reported each day. Help us keep everyone safe by sharing these candle safety materials with your HOA members.

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Fire moves fast. You may only have three minutes or less to escape once a fire starts in your home.  Closed doors can reduce fire growth, limit damage to your home, keep temperatures down, and can even save your life if you become trapped and unable to escape the fire.  Share these materials with your HOA members and let them know the importance of closing doors in their home.

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According to NFPA, cooking was the leading cause of reported home fire and home fire injuries in 2015-2019. Help keep your community safe in the kitchen by sharing our cooking safety materials with them.

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Your ability to get out of your home during a fire depends on advance warning from smoke alarms and advance planning. Make sure everyone in your community is ready for a fire and know two ways out by sharing these home escape planning materials with them.

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Lithium Battery Safety

Lithium-ion batteries supply power to many kinds of devices including smart phones, laptops, e-scooters and e-bikes, e-cigarettes, smoke alarms, toys, and even cars. If not used correctly, or if damaged, these batteries can catch on fire or explode. Help us keep everyone safe and prevent Lithium Battery fires by sharing these Lithium battery safety materials. 

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Smoke alarms save lives. Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries. Here in Loudoun County, residents can get free smoke alarm assessments at any time by completing the online form at or by calling the smoke alarm program hotline at 703-737-8093.

During the assessment, firefighters will test existing smoke alarms, assist with battery replacement, and replace or install the smoke alarms at no cost if they are missing, not working properly or exceed the ten-year recommended lifespan.

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