The National Gasoline Safety Project
The Portable Fuel Container Manufacturers Association takes its responsibility to consumers extremely seriously. The Association and its members want all consumers to understand how to safely and efficiently transport gasoline so the number of gasoline related injuries due to misuse can one day reach zero: when consumers take proper precautions and use designated consumer fuel containers properly, the containers are safe – and certainly the safest way for consumers to transport gasoline.
The National Gasoline Safety Project is a national safety campaign sponsored by the PFCMA in partnership with Shriners Hospitals for Children® and Safe Kids USA. The Project works with parents and community groups to reduce burn injuries to children by promoting safe gasoline handling practices and spreading the message that gasoline and fire never mix.
According to a national independent survey, the vast majority of parents today do not use gasoline to start fires, but the study found that parents who do use gas to start fires mistakenly think it’s something "everybody" does. These parents are also twice as likely as other parents to think it’s hard to start a fire without gas.
The National Gasoline Safety Project aims to put an end to gas fires and burns through parent-to-parent outreach. Through StopGasFires.org users can learn about the dangers of mixing gas and fire as well as resources on how they can help spread this important message. Users can also learn how to safely start fires without gasoline through the related Real Men. Real Fires. campaign, which was headlined by the famous Canadian outdoorsman personality Red Green in 2014.
For more information on the National Gasoline Safety Project, including the initiative’s efforts, how to safely start fires and how you can get involved, please visit StopGasFires.org.