Public Fire Education

Traditionally Alaska has experienced a high rate of death from fire. The Division of Fire and Life Safety believes one of the best ways to eliminate those deaths is educating the public about fire prevention and safety. The Public Fire Education office provides training and materials to fire departments throughout Alaska. This website continues our mission to educate Alaskans about fire prevention and safety by providing an online resource for everyone.

Did you know?

  • On average 17 Alaskans die from fire every year, 1.8 of those are children under 18 years old
  • The most common cause of fire deaths in Alaska is careless smoking while drinking alcohol
  • On average, twice as many males die from fire then females
  • More fire fatalites occur in a single family residence than any other structure
  • From 2002 - 2011 all residential fires that had a fatality, 57% of the homes did not have a smoke alarm installed or the smoke alarm did not work
  • Home Fire Sprinklers Save Lives:

The Division of Fire and Life Safety offers the following ideas to help you prevent a fire in your home:

  • Cook Safely - Always keep an eye on your cooking
  • Extingish all cigarettes completely
  • Keep combustibles away from heat sources
  • Use electrical outlets wisely - Don't overload
  • Keep matches and lighters away from children
  • Extinguish all candles when leaving a room or going to bed
  • Store flammable liquids in an approved container in secure location
  • Space heaters need space
  • Keep your vehicle well maintained to prevent vehicle fires
  • Keep your heating system clean and maintained

For further information please contact:

Public Education Coordinator
Mahlon Greene
645 Cope Industrial Way
Palmer, Alaska 99645
Phone: (907) 746-5062
Fax: (907) 745-4529