U.S. Fire Administrator/Deputy U.S. Fire Administrator

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Mission

The mission of the USFA is to foster a solid foundation in prevention, preparedness, and response by providing national leadership to local fire and emergency services.

Functions

  1. The U.S. Fire Administrator oversees, coordinates, directs, and sets policy for these efforts; serves as the fire protection and emergency response community expert to the Undersecretary; and acts as an advocate at the Federal level for challenges facing the nation's fire service managers, both public and private. In addition, the Administrator supports the activities of the federal Wildland Fire Leadership Council (WFLC) and the Federal Fire Working Group (FFWG).
  2. Develop and deliver fire prevention and safety education programs in partnership with other Federal agencies, the fire and emergency response community, the media and safety interest groups which are directed at the general public, senior citizens, children, and the physically impaired.
  3. Promote the professional development, and organizational capacity and preparedness training for and with input from the fire and the emergency response communities of federal, state, local, tribal, and private sector agencies and their allied professionals through actual delivery of training and also development of courses both at USFA facilities and through state and local fire and EMS service training programs.
  4. Support other DHS components to accomplish their missions by development of model curriculum, training guidelines, courses, and distance learning technologies in support of critical federal priorities such as the National Incident Management System (NIMS), National Response Framework (NRF), National Preparedness Goal (NPG) training for regional Incident Management Teams (IMTs) and other all hazard and terrorism preparedness education and training.
  5. Assist state and local entities in collecting, analyzing and disseminating data and special reports on the occurrence, control, and consequences of all types of fires, emergency medical incidents, and other emergency activities through the efforts of the National Fire Data Center.
  6. Support and facilitate the development of fire prevention, protection and suppression technology; as well as management studies of fire department operations and resources.