|Each year in the United States an
estimated 2,800 children age 14 or younger are injured
and 850 killed in residential fires. Of these children,
over 40 percent are under the age five, 70 percent are
under the age of 10. Because the majority of fire
casualties occur in children under the age of 10, USFA
Kids is targeted towards that age group.
The goals of
USFA Kids are to:
- Increase the level of individual concern and
awareness of children's vulnerability to fire.
- Educate and inform the U.S. population about how
personal responsibility and action is key to
preventing fires and fire-related casualties.
- Provide a timely, coordinated and easy-to-access
source of information about how individuals can
prevent fires and fire-related casualties.
On this Web site, you will find short lessons about
fire escape planning, smoke alarms and general home fire
safety. It is recommended that an adult guide children
through the lessons. Each lesson is followed by a brief
five-question quiz to test children's knowledge of the
subject after they have worked through the lesson. Also
on the site, you will find games to reinforce the
information learned in the lessons. Finally, through a
10-question quiz, children will have the opportunity to
earn a Jr. Fire Marshal certificate signed by the
Assistant Administrator, U.S. Fire Administration.