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:
Administration of Public Assistance for Community Recovery (R0335)

This course helps local officials to improve the administrative alignment of their organizations, people, process and paperwork to meet federal fiduciary standards for public assistance recovery. Topics include Stafford Act, Office of Management and Budget standards; Federal Emergency Management Agency policies and procedures; National Incident Management System application; public assistance categories A-G; and the criteria for reimbursement of force account labor, force account equipment, materials, rented materials and contracts. Read the course description.

Course dates: March 29 - April 3 vacancies | August 16-21

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NFA calendar

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

More NFIRS resources for users and vendors

NFIRS help for users and vendors

NFIRS Support Center:
888-382-3827
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Eastern time

FEMA-NFIRSHELP@fema.dhs.gov

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Highlights

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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184

home fire fatalities reported in 2015.

80 home fire fatalities were reported by the U.S. news media for Jan. 11-17.

-5%

compared to fatalities reported as of Jan. 17, 2014.

Sixteen multiple fatality home fires have resulted in 39 deaths.

Ohio and Texas lead the nation in reported fatalities with 17.

Space heaters cause 4 out of 5 home heating fire deaths. FREE outreach materials at www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/heating.html — Jan. 2