Fire Safety and Prevention

Activities for Kids

Find a variety of fun activities and resources to help teach children about fire safety:


Programs & Services

Learn more about fire safety programs and services on the following topics:

Academy Library
The largest collection of fire/EMS print and non-print materials (videos, CDs, DVDs) available for loan throughout NY State.

Battery Safety
Lithium-ion (Li-Ion) batteries have become extremely common but can suffer a catastrophic failure posing fire hazards.

Carbon Monoxide Virtual Toolkit
Carbon monoxide information and FAQs to keep you and your family safe from carbon monoxide poisoning.

Crowd Manager Training
An online learning program for individuals employed at a business or venue that meet the threshold requiring crowd managers.

Fallen Firefighters Memorial
The New York State Fallen Firefighters Memorial honors colleagues who have perished in the line of duty.

Firefighters on Active Duty in the US Military
This list includes New York State Firefighters who are serving or have recently served America on active duty in the United States Military since September 11, 2001.

4F Initiative
The 4F Initiative is a campaign to enlist the aid of friends and family members of firefighters in spreading important messages to the general public. 

How to Become a Firefighter
Guidance and resources on how to become a firefighter in New York State.

Volunteer Firefighter Enhanced Cancer Disability Benefits Program
Coverage and critical support for volunteers and their families should cancer strike.

Fire Safe Cigarette Certification

In 2000, New York became the first state to enact fire safe cigarette legislation (N.Y. Executive Law § 156C). The law, which took effect in 2004, prohibits the sale or distribution of cigarettes in New York that do not meet an established fire safe performance standard in law. 

Find FAQs and guidance below to assist with the certification of fire safe cigarettes in New York State.

View Fire Safe Cigarette Certification Information

Reporting the Presence of Wild Animals

Pursuant to General Municipal Law §209-cc, everyone who owns, possesses or harbors certain wild animals must report the location of the animal to his or her municipal clerk. The clerk must then forward the Report to all police agencies and emergency responders having jurisdiction, for their awareness in case of a call to that location.

The information below will explain these requirements in further detail and assist with reporting.

View Wild Animal Presence Reporting Information

Sparkling Devices Certification

All sellers, wholesalers, manufacturers and distributors of Sparkling Devices who wish to do business in New York State or otherwise sell, ship, or assign for sale its products into New York State are required to apply for a certification with the Office of Fire Prevention and Control, pay an annual fee and be subject to other rules and conditions.

The process outlined below will explain these requirements in further detail and assist with reporting.

View Sparkling Devices Certification Information

Advisory Council for Fire Prevention and Control

Established within the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) pursuant to Executive Law § 159, the Advisory Council for Fire Prevention and Control, the Council is charged with advising the Commissioner and the State Fire Administrator.