Electronic Cigarette Fires and Explosions


A report for the fire service community on fires caused by e-cigarettes


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Featured course:
Hazardous Materials Operating Site Practices (R0229)

If you have hazardous materials response or training responsibility at the technician/specialist level, this course is for you. It will teach you how incident priorities, strategies and tactics relate to implementing safe procedures that reduce risk at an accidental or intentional hazardous materials incident. Read course description.

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October 15
Second Semester Application Period Opens
December 15
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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.

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New training program for emerging fire and emergency services leaders

The National Fire Academy's Managing Officer Program is a multiyear curriculum that introduces emerging emergency services leaders to personal and professional skills in change management, risk reduction and adaptive leadership. On completion of the program, you will be better prepared to grow professionally and meet professional challenges.

Applications are being accepted through December 15. Apply today!

Campus fire safety

USFA reviews and collects resources that can be used in public outreach activities to keep college students safe from on- and off-campus housing fires. Explore these materials to learn more about discussing fire safety with students, their parents, and campus housing administrators and staff.

Emergency vehicle and roadway operations safety

Approximately 25 percent of on-duty firefighter fatalities occur each year while responding to or returning from incidents, with the majority of fatalities resulting from vehicle crashes. Vehicle collision is the second leading cause of firefighter fatalities.

Recent releases

Firefighter fatalities

USFA has recently received notice of the following firefighter fatalities:

Samir P. “Sam” Ashmar, Fire Marshal
Upper Macungie Township Station 56, Inc., Allenton, Pennsylvania
James Foote, Firefighter
Summit Fire Department, Summit, New York
Alejandro Castro, Pump Operator/Paramedic
Brownsville Fire Department, Brownsville, Texas

79 on-duty fatalities reported in 2014.

106 on-duty fatalities reported in 2013.

Civilian fatalities

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2,003

year-to-date for 2014

55 home fire fatalities were reported by the U.S. news media for Nov. 9-15.

-1.14%

compared to fatalities reported by U.S. news media as of this date in 2013.

New York and Pennsylvania lead the nation in reported fatalities with 122.

January is the leading month for fatalities.

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant app period is open. Application tools & more at www.fema.gov/welcome-assistance-firefighters-grant-program Apply by Dec 5 — Nov. 3