Prevention 52

Prevention 52 begins with you and intends to educate and empower all NPS employees to help prevent structural fires.

Prevention 52 provides you with relevant fire prevention messages every week of the year – 52 to be exact.

You have the opportunity every week to make a difference. Don't let historic ashes become your legacy.

Two people read on a bench near a fire in a fireplace.

Heating and Lighting

There is something about the winter months and curling up with a good book by the fireplace. But did you know that heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fire deaths? Over half of the reported fires occur in December, January and February. With a few simple safety tips and precautions you can prevent most heating fires from happening.

Heating and Lighting Prevention 52 Messages

Be Fire-Safe on Valentine’s Day

Colorful Valentine's Day Sweethearts candies with the message BE FIRE SAFE.

Light my fire!… but don't burn the house down in the process

Candle Safety


Candlelight dinners are romantic. Lighting the house on fire… not so much!

Carbon Monoxide: A Breath of Death

Smoke or vapor wafting in the air.

During fall and winter, chances of inhaling this poisonous gas increases…

Chimney Fires

Chimney on fire

Don’t send up smoke signals – chimney fires are dangerous.

Light My Fire (but read this first)

Fire burning in fireplace insert

Curling up in front of a roaring fire or heating the house with a nice warm wood stove definitely adds some enjoyment as the weather turns cooler.

Fire Breathing Coffee Tables

Blue gas flames rise from an insert in a coffee table.

What the heck is a fire breathing coffee table? Find out!

No Time to Space Out

Glowing space heater.

What caused 22,400 residential fires, 420 deaths, 1,170 injuries, and $573,000,000 in property damage in just one year alone?