A Strong United Voice for Fire Prevention

A comprehensive training program designed to reduce fires in buildings under construction, renovation or demolition

Launched by the National Association of State Fire Marshals Fire Research and Education Foundation, the Construction Site Fire Safety training program considers a wide spectrum of prevention strategies that can be implemented across all construction site stakeholders to prevent catastrophic fires in buildings under construction.

Many of the fires in buildings under construction are very large, sometimes consuming entire blocks and even spreading beyond the construction site. Not only do these major fires place firefighters and construction personnel at great risk, they jeopardize entire communities.

U.S. Fire Departments responded to an annual average of:

  • 3,750 fires in structures under construction
  • 2,650 fires in structures undergoing major renovation
  • 2,130 fires in structures being demolished

This resulted in an annual average of:

  • 13 civilian deaths
  • 132 civilian injuries
  • $310,000,000 in property damages

Leading causes of these fires include:

  • Cooking equipment
  • Heating equipment
  • Intentional
  • Hot work
  • Smoking
  • Exposure fire

Available on-line or in-person, this course will promote an overall increase in awareness of the need for fire safe behavior on construction sites.  We will discuss the need for cultural changes in an attempt to make EVERY person on the job site a dedicated safety advocate.

If you are interested in hosting an in-person training event, contact us at 202-737-1226 or for more information.  

Upcoming events are listed in the box on the right. To take the on-line training program, you can register at:


The funding for this program was supported by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Assistance to Firefighters (AFG), grant award EMW-2016-FP-00393.

Upcoming Events

If you are interested in hosting an in-person training event, contact us at 202-737-1226 or for more information.  

Awareness training for the fire service can be accessed on the NASFM training portal at:

National Association of State Fire Marshals
PO Box 1224
Brusly, LA 70719

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