Carbon monoxide safety

More than 150 people in the U.S. die every year from accidental nonfire-related CO poisoning.
Use our free materials to help inform your community about the dangers of carbon monoxide.
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Fire safety program toolkit

Tip: conduct a community risk assessment to identify fire or injury problems your program will need to address.

Learn about the five basic steps to create or enhance a fire safety education program for your community, including how to develop tools that will help you assess program effectiveness.

Download the toolkit. PDF 7 MB
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Fuel hoarding and container sizes

Tip for fire protection personnel: plan now for potential changes in the fuel market.

Consumers will often use any available container to collect and store fuel. This Coffee Break Training bulletin will help you to identify maximum allowable flammable and combustible liquid container sizes.

Download the training bulletin. PDF 207 KB
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National PrepareAthon! Day is April 30

Help prepare your community for hazards like wildfires and winter storms by participating in National PrepareAthon! Day.

Visit the PrepareAthon! website for activity ideas and strategies to promote your day of action.

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National Fire Academy updates

Featured program:
Executive Fire Officer

The Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP) provides senior fire officers with a broad perspective on various facets of fire and emergency services administration. The EFOP curriculum and research framework examines how senior authority figures can exercise leadership when dealing with difficult, adaptive problems within their jurisdictions. Learn more about the EFOP.

Apply by June 15

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Training calendar

April 15
First Semester application period opens
June 10-12
National Professional Development Symposium
June 15
First Semester application period closes

National Fire Incident Reporting System updates

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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:

Edward Roddy, Firefighter
Somerset Volunteer Fire Department, Somerset, Pennsylvania
Dwight W. Bazile, Captain
Houston Fire Department, Houston, Texas
Randy Hiti, Firefighter
Rice Lake Fire Department, Duluth, Minnesota

14 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.

64 home fire fatalities were reported by the U.S. news media for Feb. 15-21.


compared to fatalities reported as of Feb. 21, 2014.

Older adults (65 and over) represent 29 percent of all fatalities.

Ohio leads the nation in reported fatalities with 37.

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