Prevention 52 Archive

Prevention 52 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.

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2012 Prevention 52

P52 Ignition

Prevention 52 Ignition. Prevention 52 is a simple, relevant, educational and actionable weekly fire prevention message.

Fire Extinguishers 101

Fire Extinguishers 101. Learn the basics about fire extinguisher use and maintenance.

Alarming Info on Fire Alarms

Alarming Info on Fire Alarms. Alarm systems are the first line of defense for our buildings and their contents. Properly installing and maintaining alarms is critical.

Fire Escape Planning

Fire Escape Planning. Fire can develop and spread quickly not allowing time to plan your escape. Planning before fire strikes greatly increases everyone's chances of escaping safely.

Valentine's Day Candle Safety

Light My Fire. (But don't burn the house down in the process). Those candles, as romantic as they are, can be very dangerous. 

Assembly Space Fire Escapes

Know Your Fire Escape. Nine years ago this week, the rock band White Snake played a concert with a pyrotechnics display that set the arena on fire. One hundred people died because they couldn't get out of the building!

Calling 911

Got a fire? Get help. Use these simple tips to be successful.

Change your clock, change your battery

Change your clock, change your battery. Daylight-saving time is a great way to remember to replace the battery in your smoke alarm.

Meet Sparky the Fire Dog 

Sparky the Fire Dog has been spreading the message about structural fire safety and prevention to school children for 60 years. While he may be known to grade-schoolers across America, NPS employees are still asking: Who is Sparky the Fire Dog?

Electrical Fires: A Shocking Topic 

Electrical fires are a large cause of structural fires throughout the United States; and the National Park Service has seen their share. Is your park next?

Hotel Safety

All hotels are not created equal. Did you know that 1 in every 12 hotels and motels report a fire each year?

Automatic Fire Sprinklers

Fire sprinklers are designed to activate when the temperature at the ceiling due to a fire increases past a certain point.

Hunting for Fire Hazard "Eggs"

After Easter this weekend, take two minutes to find any fire-hazard "eggs"  in your work area. Use this P52 story to help guide you.