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Firefighter Vulnerability Assessment Program

Fire departments now have a new assessment tool to help them identify and minimize predictable causes of line-of-duty injuries and deaths. The Vulnerability Assessment Program is designed to help departments develop operational and strategic plans to implement the risk reduction recommendations necessary to minimize or eliminate predictable causes of line-of-duty injuries and deaths. continued

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  • Fireworks Safety
  • Majority of Firefighter Deaths Cardiac-Related
  • Virtual Instructor Lead Training: Improvised Explosive Devices and Explosives
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June 25, 2015 PDF 234 KB
Utilizing the Whole Community During a Crisis, New Online Training for Bakken Oil Accidents, Facilities and Communications Continuity, Increased Vigilance for Independence Day Holiday
June 18, 2015 PDF 234 KB
Chemical Suicides: Risks to First Responders;, First Responder Guidance for Active Shooter, IEDs; Volunteer Department Wellness Program Support; Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program Webinar
June 11, 2015 PDF 379 KB
Getting to the Scene Alive: Privately Owned Vehicle Accidents, Department of Justice Drone Usage Policy for Law Enforcement, Think You Can Identify a Phishing Email?
June 4, 2015 PDF 278 KB
Volunteer recruitment program to target shortages, Operational Lessons Learned in Disaster Response, Pocket Guide: Identifying Elder Abuse, Active Shooter and Intruder Webinar for Dispatchers

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May 28, 2015 PDF 260 KB
Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security; Reuniting Children with Families After a Disaster; National Fire Academy Course Discusses Affordable Care Act, Emergency Medical Services; International Association of Chiefs of Police Creates Law Enforcement Cyber Center
May 21, 2015 PDF 369 KB
Hospital Surge Evaluation Tool, Google Earth Pro License Free, Fire Data Available, National Fire Protection Association Seeks Comments on Crude Oil Train Response, Crowdsourcing Good Samaritans for CPR Response
May 14, 2015 PDF 377 KB
Flat Roof Safety When Fighting Fires, “EMS Strong” Goes Beyond National EMS Week, Convincing People to Evacuate, Three Upcoming EMS-Focused Webinars.
May 7, 2015 PDF 300 KB
Designer Drug Flakka and “Excited Delirium”, Increasing Cybersecurity Threats Against PSAPs, H5N2 Avian Influenza Spreading Across Country, LLIS Moving to Homeland Security Digital Library.
April 30, 2015 PDF 276 KB
Firefighters Responding to Violent Incidents, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Releases Drug Shortage App, The Fire Service and Alcohol, Drought Impact on Infrastructure Systems.
April 23, 2015 PDF 295 KB
School Security Measures May Hinder Fire Safety; Ambulance Safety Resources; Hacktivist Threat: Law Enforcement, Public Officials; 2015 Spring Flooding Outlook, Infrastructure Threat.
April 16, 2015 PDF 270 KB
InterAgency Board, Federal Emergency Management Agency Work on Oil Train Accident Response; Shifting the Emergency Services Safety Culture; National Interagency Fire Center Releases 2015 Video Series for Public Information Officers; “Emergency Medical Services Focus” Webinar: Ground Ambulance Crashes.
April 9, 2015 PDF 258 KB
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health Talks Violence in Healthcare, Shifting the Emergency Services Safety Culture, National Interagency Fire Center Releases 2015 Video Series for Public Information Officers, “Emergency Medical Services Focus” Webinar: Ground Ambulance Crashes.
April 2, 2015 PDF 359 KB
U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves Vaccine for Inhalation Anthrax, Impaired Driving Focus Shifts from Alcohol to Drugs, Fires and Ammunition: Noisy but Low Risk, Basic Training for Wildland Urban Interface Fires.
March 26, 2015 PDF 286 KB
Senate Releases Worldwide Threat Assessment, Securing Your Online Presence, Electronic Cigarettes and Explosions: USFA Report, FEMA Releases State Mitigation Plan Review Guide.
March 19, 2015 PDF 257 KB
UL Course on Residential Attic Fire Hazards, Preventing Work-Related Vehicle Crashes, Attacks Against Rail Increasing, Air Decreasing, Webinar: Pediatrics Planning in Disasters.
March 12, 2015 PDF 283 KB
Two Crude Oil Train Explosions in a Month, Keys to Preventing an Ambush in Your Vehicle, Website Lets Loved Ones Know You’re Safe and Well, Flood Safety Awareness Week March 15-21.
March 5, 2015 PDF 383 KB
Ferguson EMS Talks About Crisis Response, Fusion Centers Offer Much to Local Agencies, Hazards of Solar Power Systems, Online Traffic Incident Management Training.
Feb. 26, 2015 PDF 278 KB
NIOSH Study: Firefighters at Higher Risk for Cancer, Doxing Leaves Personnel Vulnerable, Cross-Country Swatting Incident Stresses Concerns, Public Health and Water Utilities Team Up.
Feb. 19, 2015 PDF 288 KB
Ethanol Emergencies, EMS Domestic Preparedness Strategy, Biodetection Product Guide Now an App, Facebook Launches Cyber Collaboration Site.
Feb. 12, 2015 PDF 279 KB
Prison Evacuation and Emergency Response, Fire Adapted Communities 2015 Field Guide, Water and Wastewater Checklists for Disaster, Commuter Train Accident Response Training.
Feb. 5, 2015 PDF 278 KB
SAFER Grants Applications Begin February 9, “Large” Measles Outbreak Possible, Ebola Guidance for Law Enforcement, Government, Naloxone Resources for First Responders.
Jan. 29, 2015 PDF 282 KB
Electric Vehicle Safety Training Online, Shooting Deaths of Law Enforcement Officers Up, Occupational Safety and Health Administration Updates Employer Injury/Fatality Reporting, National Advisory Council Seeking Applications.
Jan. 22, 2015 PDF 297 KB
“Know Before You Fly” an Unmanned Aircraft, Active Shooter Incidents in Health Care Settings, National Conversation on Homeland Security Technology.
Jan. 15, 2015 PDF 308 KB
Is There Human Trafficking in Your Community?; Flu Numbers Spike in United States; New Ebola Assessment Guide, Fatigue Prevention; OnStar Services for EMS, 9-1-1, Law Enforcement.
Jan. 9, 2015 PDF 281 KB
Concerns Over Failure of Portable Radios Due to Heat, Signal Jammers Cause Problems for Responders, Report: Geospatial Tech and Wildland Fires, “Palcohol” Powdered Alcohol Alarms Lawmakers.
Jan. 2, 2015 PDF 284 KB
Florida Firefighters Targeted in Drive-by Shooting, Recent Cyber Attacks Considered Game Changers, Guidance for Patient Decontamination, New Resource: Disasters.data.gov Launched.
Dec. 18, 2014 PDF 300 KB
Personal and Facility Safety During the Holidays, Small and Large Law Enforcement Agencies See Partnership Benefits, Online East/West Coast Ventilation Training, Using Lessons Learned from 2014’s Disasters.
Dec. 11, 2014 PDF 284 KB
Confronting Suicide in the Fire Service: New Report, Christmas Fire Safety and Response, Ebola Webinar for Emergency Medical Services, Updated Resources, U.S. Geological Survey Pedestrian Evacuation Tool.
Dec. 4, 2014 PDF 294 KB
Aging Water Systems Complicate Emergencies, USFA Offers Series on Bakken Crude Oil, National Association of State Fire Marshals Trains Firefighters on Reporting Needs, Cleveland City Website Targeted by Anonymous.
Nov. 20, 2014 PDF 305 KB
Alabaugh Canyon Fire TED-Ed Lesson, National Volunteer Fire Council Limited Time Online Training, National Institute of Standards and Technology Seeks Input on Disaster Resilience Framework, Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month.
Nov. 13, 2014 PDF 369 KB
Someone Reports a Cyber Crime. Now What?, LEEDIR Leverages Citizen Witnesses, E-Cigarettes, Poisonings, and Illegal Drug Use, National Model EMS Clinical Guidelines Released.
Nov. 6, 2014 PDF 369 KB
Back to Basics: Hand-Washing 101, Wind-Driven Fire Spreads in Baltimore, “Left of Boom”: Preventing Explosive Devices, National Mass Care Strategy Webinar Series.
Oct. 30, 2014 PDF 278 KB
Updated Ebola Guidance, Federal Emergency Management Agency Amends Fire Assistance Grant Program, Pediatric Tactical Emergency Casualty Care.
Oct. 23, 2014 PDF 266 KB
Canadian Attacks Labeled “Terrorist Acts”, Houston Fire Department Moves to Tablets, Stress Management in the Emergency Services, Emergency Services Sector Resilience Development Webinar Series.
Oct. 16, 2014 PDF 388 KB
Responding to Carbon Monoxide Calls, Self-Dispatching and Freelancing in Firefighting, Updated Pandemic Inluenza Response Framework, Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Webinar.
Oct. 9, 2014 PDF 258 KB
Distracted Driving a Problem for First Responders, New First Responder Crude Oil Reference Guide, Cyber Security Month and the Internet of Things, Changes to Ground Ambulance Equipment List.
Oct. 2, 2014 PDF 287 KB
Emergency Medical Services Crew Isolated After Transporting Ebola Patient, FBI Releases Report on Active Shooter Events, Webinar: Cylinder Inspections and Safety, Fire Prevention Week: Focus on Smoke Alarms.
Sept. 25, 2014 PDF 266 KB
Prepping the Fire Station for Cold Weather, Influenza Season Starting Soon, Theft of Emergency Vehicle Equipment, 911 Profile Database Open for 2013 Data
Sept. 18, 2014 PDF 297 KB
USFA Partners with the International Association of Fire Chiefs for Webinar, Department of Homeland Security SAVER Program Goes Online, Pennsylvania Officer Dies in Ambush Shooting, ISIS-Related Terror Plot Foiled in Australia
Sept. 11, 2014 PDF 283 KB
Enterovirus 68 Hits Midwest Children Hard; Naloxone Use in Out-of-Hospital Settings; SERTC Offers Crude By Rail Response Course; Water Utilities/Public Health Webinar
Sept. 4, 2014 PDF 276 KB
Napa County’s PIO Response to Earthquake; Tested Public Officials Share Lesson Learned; Critical Infrastructure Cyber Community Meeting
Aug. 28, 2014 PDF 170 KB
Ebola Guidance for 9-1-1 and EMS Responders; FEMA’s PrepareAthon! Set for September 30th; WUI Wildfire Mitigation Desk Reference Guide; Westerners Joining Jihad: Implications for U.S.
Aug. 22, 2014 PDF 172 KB
NIFC Statement on Hobby Drones at Wildfires, Feds Propose Rule Changes for Bakken Trains, New Toolkit Available: Texting for Public Health, Social Media in Emergency Management
Aug. 14, 2014 PDF 172 KB
Bells Across America Honor Fallen Firefighters, Water Theft Puts Community in Danger, FEMA’s 2014 National Preparedness Report, Preventing Suicide in the Emergency Services
Aug. 7, 2014 PDF 170 KB
Emergency Responder Health Surveillance; Ebola Spreads, American Patients Return Home; USGS Updates Earthquake Hazard Maps; New Website, Guide Helps Keep Schools Safe
July 31, 2014 PDF 170 KB
National Fire Academy EFOP Symposium; Autism Training Video for First Responders; NASA: Powerful 2012 Solar Storm a Near-Miss; Hospital Incident Command System Guidebook
July 24, 2014 PDF 171 KB
Study: Health and Safety Issues for Volunteers; Police Targeted in Ransomware Attacks; Tourniquet and Hemostatic Dressings Webinar; New Site Aids the Fight Against Metals Theft
July 17, 2014 PDF 169 KB
Hoarding May Have Contributed to NY LODD; Guide to Fire Adapted Communities Released; Firefighting and Rehab in the Heat of Summer; Webinar: Prehospital and Time-Sensitive Care
July 10, 2014 PDF 170 KB
Grant Program Targets Disaster Training; Recreational Water Illnesses Ruin Summer Fun; Social Media & School Violence Training for LE; New Blast Injury App for Medical Workers

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