Your Safety

Educating yourself and others about fire safety, injury & illness prevention, and disaster preparedness helps to keep everyone safe. The San Francisco Fire Department is committed to working with the community to provide a variety of prevention & preparedness trainings and resources.

We encourage you to learn more about your safety and to get involved!


Fire and Medical Emergencies

Reporting a Concern

  When to Call 911 (SFDEM)
  What to do in an Emergency (PDF)
  Medical Emergencies (What to do before the ambulance arrives)
  911 Tips for Limited-English Speaking Callers (PDF)

  Report a Fire Hazard or Safety Concern
  Arson Task Force Anonymous Tip Hotline
  Report a Leaking Hydrant



General Fire Safety Information

Holiday Fire Safety

  Home Fire Facts
  Home Fire Safety Checklist
  How to Use a Fire Extinguisher
  Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarms for the Home & Rental Units
  CA State Fire Marshal/CAL FIRE - Information Bulletins

NFPA Safety Tip Sheets
(Materials courtesy of NFPA; not produced by SFFD)

  Electrical Safety [English] (PDF)  -  Electrical Safety [Spanish] (PDF)
  Heating Safety [English] (PDF)  -  Heating Safety [Spanish] (PDF)
  Smoke Alarms [English] (PDF)  -  Smoke Alarms [Spanish] (PDF)
  NFPA Safety Tip Sheets (link to
  NFPA Safety Tip Sheets in Other Languages (link to

  Summer Safety Tips 
  SFFD "4th of July" Fireworks Safety Information [English] (PDF)
     - [Spanish] - [Chinese] - [Filipino] - [Russian] - [Vietnamese] -
  Fireworks Safety 
  Thanksgiving - Peak Day for Cooking Fires 
  Winter/Holiday Fire Safety Tips
  Christmas Fire Safety [English] (PDF) 
     - [Spanish] - [Chinese] -
  Christmas Tree Fire Safety Regulations in Public Occupancies

Safety Information for Kids

Fire Safety Programs

  Fire Tips for Kids 
  Fire Safety Tips For Kids & Adults (PDF)
  Fire Tips for Adults

  Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention 
  SF Firefighters in Safety Education 
  Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Hotel Fire Safety
  Arson Awareness (



Health and Life Safety Information

Training Opportunities

  Child Safety Seat Inspection
  Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) Safety Information 
  Prevent Utility Line Disruption: Call 8-1-1 Before You Dig 
  Proper Disposal of Expired Medications (Recology website)
  Safe Disposal of Fire Extinguishers (SF Environment website)

  CPR and First Aid 
  Learn Easy CPR in 2 Steps (



Earthquake & Other Disaster Emergencies

Training Opportunities

   What to do if there is an Earthquake (
   Preparing for a Disaster (
   Communicable Disease Health Alerts (

   Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT)
   Community Preparedness Programs (

 The Red Guide to Recovery

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