Help prevent home heating fires

Heating is the second leading cause of all home fires.

Use our free outreach materials to increase awareness about dangerous home heating fires in your community.
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Fire safety trailer curriculum

Tip: a major funding source for fire safety trailers is the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program – Fire Prevention and Safety Grant.

Take your education program to a whole new level. This curriculum offers you an “out-of-the-box” way to use a fire safety trailer to teach students of all ages about fire safety.

Download the Fire Safety Trailer Curriculum. PDF 8.5 MB

National Fire Academy updates

Featured course:
Chemistry for Emergency Response (R0233)

This course will teach you how to safely operate at the scene of a hazardous materials incident. You will learn about chemical nomenclature and the basic principles of chemistry in order to assess risks to responders and the public. Read the course description.

Course dates: July 6 - 17, 2015 | Jan. 4 - 15, 2016 | View more dates

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April 15
First Semester Application Period Opens
June 10-13
National Professional Development Symposium
June 15
First Semester Application Period Closes

National Fire Incident Reporting System updates

The National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) is the world’s largest, national, annual database of fire incident information. Participating fire departments report over 22 million incidents and over 1 million fires each year.

Registered users: sign in to access NFIRS applications and user tools

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Featured: Fire Is Everyone’s Fight

Fire Is Everyone’s Fight is a national effort led by the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) to lower the number of home fires and home fire injuries in America. Along with USFA and partner organizations across the country, the fire community is speaking out with a unified message of fire prevention and safety to the public. The goal is to change how people think about fire and fire prevention using social marketing strategies to address the broadest possible audience.

Learn how you can join Fire Is Everyone’s Fight

Firefighter fatalities

USFA has recently received notice of the following firefighter fatalities:

Ronnie W. Peek, Firefighter
Garden City Fire Department, Garden City, Kansas
Franck W. Tremaine, Captain
Jackson Fire Department, Jackson, California
Christopher A. Tindall, Battalion Chief
South Metropolitan Fire Protection District, Raymore, Missouri

3 on-duty fatalities reported in 2015.

87 on-duty fatalities reported in 2014.

Civilian fatalities

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home fire fatalities reported in 2015.

58 home fire fatalities were reported by the U.S. news media for Jan. 18-24.


compared to fatalities reported as of Jan. 24, 2014.

Twenty-three multiple fatality home fires have resulted in 57 deaths.

Ohio leads the nation in reported fatalities with 23.

Space heaters cause 4 out of 5 home heating fire deaths. FREE outreach materials at — Jan. 2