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Injury Prevention Inventory: Fire & Burn Injury
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A Compendium of Injury Prevention Strategies, Sample Measures, & Resources



Sample Measures

Additional Resources


Supporting Resources

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Smoke alarm installation and maintenance program

Planning & Implementing a Successful Smoke Alarm Installation Program

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

A comprehensive guide on how to develop and execute a successful smoke alarm installation program

Residential sprinkler policy (based on International Residential Code)

Fire Sprinkler Initiative


National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)


Provides a variety of free resources that can be used to advocate for the installation of fire sprinklers in new, one-and two-family homes


Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition

Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition

The leading resource for accurate, noncommercial information and materials about home fire sprinklers for consumers, the fire service, builders, and other professionals


Residential Sprinkler Systems: Consideration of Policy and Litigation Strategies for Reducing Residential Fire Injuries

The Network for Public Healthy Law

Issue brief on the adoption of mandates for residential fire sprinkler systems



Fire safety education programs

Ready-to-use educational fire safety programs and presentations


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Fire Administration

Toolkit developed to assist in both the development and enhancement of fire safety education programs


Learn Not To Burn

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

Fire safety education program for Preschool to First Grade students



Remembering When – A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Resource that provides everything needed to conduct a comprehensive fire and fall prevention program for older adults in your community

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Sample Measures

Sample Distal Measures for Fire and Burn Injury

Sample Proximal Measures for Fire and Burn Injury

  • Emergency department visits
  • Fatalities
  • Hospitalizations


  • Fire and burn injury prevention policies adopted
  • Participants/organizations reached through fire prevention trainings
  • Partners actively engaged in implementing fire and burn injury prevention programs and policies
  • Police reports related to residential fires Links between statewide surveillance systems that can inform fire and burn injury prevention
  • Smoke alarms installed
  • Trainings related to fire safety

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Additional Resources Related to Fire and Burn Injury

Title & URL



Protect the Ones You Love: Child Injuries are Preventable

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Initiative that provides educational resources to raise awareness about the leading causes of child injuries in the United States and how they can be prevented

The Facts Hurt: A State-by-State Injury Prevention Policy Report

Trust for America’s Health

This report highlights a set of indicators that provide the public and policymakers with information about the status of some key injury prevention policies in states, and provides recommendations for key strategies to reduce injuries in the United States

The State Health Department’s Role in the Policy Process

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

This document was created to provide guidance to CDC funded state health departments about their important role in informing and evaluating policy to prevent injuries and violence through active participation in the policy process

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Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations associated with the strategies and resources listed within this inventory are exclusively those of their authors, and do not necessarily reflect the official views of the Safe States Alliance.

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