Fire Preparedness and Prevention
THE RISK OF FIRE IS REAL
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a fire occurs in a structure every single minute of the day in the United States.1 Some of these fires are controlled or extinguished quickly, but many others wreak havoc and result in catastrophic loss of life and/or property.
Improvements in electrical, fire detection and fire suppression systems have led to noteworthy reductions in total fire incidences since the 1980s, but there is still room for improvement.
The resources highlighted on this page address the leading causes of fires. Taking proactive measures can help you avoid fire losses and keep your people and property safe. Revisit your organization's fire safety plans and utilize our complementary resources to ensure you have taken necessary steps towards reducing your organization's risk of falling victim to a fire loss.
Preparedness Guides and Resources
Learn what you can do to reduce the risk of fire-related damage and losses with the following fire prevention resources.
Use the resources below to take actionable steps in keeping your people and organization safe from the risk of fire.
- Fire Prevention and Preparedness Assessment
- Fire Tabletop Exercise
- Fire Exercise Evaluation
- Tools to keep safe from Fire
- Basic Fire Safety Equipment - Inspection & Maintenance Schedule
Using heat sources during construction
Your organization and/or contractor should utilize a Hot Work Safety Program during construction projects to reduce the risk of fire.
Proper placement and use of fire extinguishers
Discover how you can keep your people and organization safe through the proper placement and use of fire extinguishers.
ALARM ALERT™ Smoke Alarm Notification Service
Fire continues to be one of the leading causes of property claims we see year after year.
In response, we’ve developed the ALARM ALERT Smoke Alarm Notification Service. Available at NO COST to eligible Church Mutual customers, this program includes a simple device that detects the sound of a smoke alarm in your building and notifies you of a potential fire, allowing you to take appropriate action.
The ALARM ALERT device is designed to recognize residential-type smoke detectors that are not centrally monitored and must be paired with an active CM Sensor® SmartBase.
1 NFPA; https://www.nfpa.org/News-and-Research/Data-research-and-tools/US-Fire-Problem/Fire-loss-in-the-United-States.