Fire safety is important for everyone regardless of their fluency in English. Here are some educational materials in other languages or that are easy to read in English.
Fire Safety for Newcomers file size 5MB is an illustrated booklet with 26 fire safety tips, each presented in seven different languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole,Vietnamese, Chinese, and Khmer. The illustrations are designed to serve as an 8th language. The printing was donated by the Mass-RI FAIR Plan. This pamphlet can be ordered in quantity.
Breathe Easy – Using Home Oxygen Safety – This pamphlet is available in English, Spanish and soon Portuguese.
Using Home Oxygen Safely - English
Cooking and Fire Safety - English
Consejos de Seguirdad Para Evitar Incendios y Quemaduras en la Concina (Cooking & Fire Safety – Spanish)
Dicas de Seguranca Para Evitor Queimaduras e Incendios na Cozinha (Cooking & Fire Safety - Portuguese)
Keeping Our Aging Parents Safe - This pamphlet is available in English and Spanish.
Preventing Mulch Fires
Keep Warm, Keep Safe – The Keep Warm, Keep Safe toolkit has a printed brochure on home heating safety in both English and Spanish.
Keep Warm, Keep Safe brochure file size 1MB - English/Spanish
The Keep Warm, Keep Safe flyer is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Russian, and Vietnamese.
Other Winter Safety Flyers
Space Heater Safety in English and Spanish
Winter Carbon Monoxide Safety in English and Spanish
Chimney And Wood Stove Safety
Home Escape Planning – in English, Spanish. The Portuguese version is from the Department of Public Health. Please refer to the English or Spanish version for a description on how to diagram a Home Escape Plan.
Winter Holiday Safety– This pamphlet is available is in English and Spanish and Portuguese and offers safety tips for to safely celebrate the winter holidays.
- Winter Holiday Safety - English
- Seguridad Contra Incendios Durante Los Dias Festivos - Spanish
- Segurança Contra Incêndios nas Datas Comemorativas - Portuguese
Ice and Cold Water Safety – in English and Spanish
Ice and Cold Water Safety - English
Cómo Protegerse del Agua Fría y el Hielo - Spanish
Candle Safety in English and Spanish
DPH Fire and Injury Prevention
MA Department of Public Health has factsheets on fire safety topics in several languages:
Carbon Monoxide Safety
Home Escape Planning
Home Heating Safety
Stop, Drop and Roll
Remembering WhenTM: A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults, was developed by NFPA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help older adults live safely at home for as long as possible. It is centered around 16 key safety messages – eight fire prevention and eight fall prevention. The materials have been translated into: Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, French Creole, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese. They also have a Spanish version Los Buenos Recuerdos and one developed for and with Native Americans and First Nations. For more information, please contact Karen Bernard-Reed.
The NFPA has many easy-to-read factsheets and pamphlets available in other languages. Topics include: cooking, electrical, escape planning, and heating safety.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission - smoke alarm and fire safety information in English and Spanish.