The “Resource Center is a compilation of documents, tools, abstracts and references to help you explore specific fire and fire investigation topics.” Includes sections on fire scene investigation, insurance issues, vacant buildings, trial preparation, and product recalls.
A great clearinghouse for all sorts of insurance information, this site provides sections on each of the major types of insurance, along with news tickers, statistics, legal information and a hot topics section.
From LII: “Consumer safety alerts and fact sheets on home fire safety topics, such as smoke detectors, safe cooking, chimneys, overheated clothes dryers and extension cords, and older brass gas connectors. Includes a home fire safety checklist. From the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.”
“This section contains information to help you protect your family from fire. Included is information about smoke alarms, residential fire sprinklers, escape planning, consumer product recalls, fire safety tips, and what to do after a fire.”
A project of the Federation of American Scientists, this site was created in response to the federal ready.gov site. It offers “comprehensive and correct emergency preparedness information for families, businesses, and individuals with disabilities.” Links to local sites are provided as well.
This site from the CDC offers thorough information on preparing for, or responding to, many types of disasters (Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Floods, Power Outages, etc.) Selecting a specific type of disaster leads the user to more in-depth information on topics such as food safety, hazards, animal protection, etc. Information is also available in Spanish, French, Vietnamese, Haitian Creole, German and Portuguese.
This site provides information on wildfires, both prescribed and accidental, from 1960 to the present. Also includes cost estimates for prescribed fires and total acreage burned for all fires.