Safety Education


The New Hampshire Department of Safety, Office of the Fire Marshal was awarded a FEMA Fire Prevention and Safety Grant (FP&S). The grant program, Get Alarmed New Hampshire, is a Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarm Distribution, Installation, and Education Program. Our target audience are owner occupied homes where children 5 years of age and younger and adults 60 and older are residing.


To provide smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms, installation, and educational materials (free of charge) to New Hampshire homeowners in need and living in one of the designated at risk communities (see list on the back of this page). Special consideration will be given to homes where adults age 60 & over and children 5 & younger reside.


Concord residents can call our Fire Prevention Bureau at 603-225-8651 or email us. Residents living outside Concord can contact their local Fire Department.


Concord residents can email us at with the following information; Type GET ALARMED NH on subject line and include your Name, Address and Phone# in the body of the email.

Grilling safety tips

Fire in the grill, under hot dogs and burgers, is a welcome sight at the family cookout. But fire anywhere else can make your summer kick-off barbecue memorable for all the wrong reasons. To keep you and your family safe while grilling, follow these general guidelines.

General grilling tips

  • Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors.
  • The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.
  • Keep children and pets away from the grill area.
  • Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill.
  • Never leave your grill unattended.

A simple test for checking gas grill leaks


For The Kids

Parents and Kids, please visit these colorful interactive sites to see activities, games, and stories about fire safety:

Sparky the Dog
Smokey the Bear
Kids Safe

For Citizens and Parents

United States Fire Administration
Visit USFAs website to learn more details about fire safety for all age groups.

Consumer Product Safety Commission
Get up to date information on product recalls and many other resources about consumer safety.

National Fire Protection Association
Safety tips, fact sheets, and tool kits for consumers, kids, and educators about fire safety in the home, school, and the workplace.

Safe Kids U.S.
Parent center for general safety guidelines for children from infants to teens.

Fire Safety for People Over 50 (PDF)
As we get older, we are at greater risk of injury from fire. Read what factors contribute to this and what you can do now to make your home environment safe as you age.

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Fire Safety For The Elderly And Their Caregivers

Let’s Retire Fire (PDF)
Learn the many things you can do around your home to prevent injury from fire.

Fire Safety Lasts a Lifetime (PDF)
There are special precautions older adults and their caregivers can take to protect themselves and their home from fire.

This page will be updated frequently. We encourage you to visit this page often for information on safety education. We will feature seasonal information throughout the year.