Stay Prepared This Summer: Essential Fire Safety Tips for Homeowners and Pool Owners

Stay Prepared This Summer: Essential Fire Safety Tips for Homeowners and Pool Owners


As we move into the summer months, it’s crucial for homeowners, pool owners, and those concerned about fire safety to stay informed and prepared for fire season. Here’s important information and resources to help you protect your property and loved ones from the devastating effects of wildfires and house fires.

Understanding Fire Seasons Across the United States

Below is a map of fire seasons across different regions of the United States. This legend highlights the start and end dates of fire seasons, helping you understand when fire risks are highest in your area. Use this map to make proactive choices to safeguard your home and loved ones.

Peak Regional Fire Seasons

Top 5 Ways to Stay Prepared This Summer

  1. Install the FireFighter1 Hose Ensure your home is ready to fight fires by installing the FireFighter1 hose. This innovative tool connects to your pool pump and sprays water over 40 feet at a rate of 80+ GPM, providing a powerful first line of defense.

  2. Create a Defensible Space Clear vegetation and debris at least 30 feet from your home to reduce fire risk. This defensible space can significantly decrease the chance of a wildfire spreading to your property.

  3. Prepare an Emergency Kit Include essentials such as water, food, medications, important documents, and a first-aid kit. Having an emergency kit ready can make a significant difference in a crisis.

  4. Stay Informed Sign up for local emergency alerts and stay updated on fire weather conditions. Being aware of the latest information can help you make timely decisions to protect your home and family.

  5. Practice Fire Drills Ensure your family knows the evacuation plan and practices it regularly. Familiarity with the plan can save precious time during an actual emergency.

National Fire Resources for Property Owners

California Fire Resources

  • CAL FIRE: State fire information, resources, and safety tips.
  • Ready for Wildfire: Preparation, evacuation, and recovery information for California residents.

Additional State Resources

Recent U.S. Fire Statistics

  • 2021 Wildfires: Approximately 58,733 wildfires burned over 7.1 million acres of land.
  • 2021 Structure Fires: U.S. fire departments responded to approximately 1.35 million fires, including nearly 500,000 structure fires.
  • 2022 Wildfires: About 68,988 wildfires burned approximately 7.5 million acres.
  • Wildfire Costs: Annual wildfire suppression costs in the U.S. have exceeded $3 billion in recent years, reflecting the increasing intensity and frequency of fires.
  • Fire-Related Deaths: In 2021, there were an estimated 3,800 civilian fire deaths and 14,700 civilian fire injuries in the U.S., with home fires accounting for the majority of these casualties.

Fun Summer Activity

Turn fire safety into a fun learning activity for the family! Set up a mock fire drill and use the FireFighter1 hose to demonstrate how it works. Afterward, enjoy a refreshing swim in the pool. It’s a great way to combine safety education with some summer fun.

We hope these resources help you stay safe and prepared this summer. If you have any questions about the FireFighter1 hose or need assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out.


Stay safe and prepared,

Your FireFighter1 Family

P.S. Don’t forget to order your FireFighter1 hose today to ensure your home is ready for any fire emergency. Stay safe and enjoy your summer!


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