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Arson Awareness and Youth Firesetting

Tools and strategies for communities to combat arson and youth firesetting in their neighborhoods, businesses, schools, and places of worship.

Children & Fire Safety

Fire safety information for children, parents, and teachers, including the USFA Kids Page, Sesame Street pre-school curriculum, and publications.

Civilian Fire Fatalities

A daily listing of civilian residential fire fatalities reported by U.S. news media.

Coffee Break Training

One-page training notices providing technical training and administrative tips.

Cooking Fires

Tips to prevent the leading cause of reported home fires and home fire injuries in the United States.

Critical Infrastructure Protection Infograms

Infograms are distributed weekly to provide members of the emergency management and response sector with information concerning the protection of their critical infrastructures.

Engineer and Architect Scales (PDF, 797 Kb)

Given an architect or engineer scale and a set of scaled drawings, you will be able to select the correct scale and interpret dimensions with 100 percent accuracy.

Escape Planning

Tips to consider when preparing your fire escape plan.

Executive Fire Officer Program

An educational initiative designed to provide senior fire officers with a broad perspective on various facets of fire and emergency services administration.

Fire Department Census

An online address listing of U.S. fire departments registered with USFA as well as some basic information about each fire department.

Fire Extinguishers

Information on the proper use and maintenance of fire extinguishers and appropriate circumstances under which to use them.

Fire Prevention Campaigns

Campaigns to encourage Americans to practice fire safety and to protect themselves and their families from the dangers of fire. In addition, materials provide dedicated support to public fire educators and the media to facilitate community outreach to targeted audiences.

Fire Service Alerts & Advisories

Information related to product, apparatus, and equipment recalls and safety alerts.

Firefighter Fatalities

Searchable database of onduty firefighter fatalities that occur in the United States. Also included are reports and information on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial.


Information on financial assistance available from the U.S. Fire Administration and other Federal agencies for fire departments and first responders.

Holiday Fire Safety

Holiday fire safety tips for decorations, candles, and Christmas trees.

National Fire Academy (NFA) Application

Information on how to apply for on- and off-campus National Fire Academy courses.

NFA Catalog

On- and off-campus course descriptions and schedules.

NFA Online

Online training courses for the fire and emergency services community.

National Fire Incident Reporting System

Information on the standard national reporting system used by U.S. fire departments to report fires and other incidents to which they respond and to maintain records of these incidents in a uniform manner. Also, information on training, technical support, and information for vendors who develop NFIRS-compatible software programs.

Residential Fire Sprinklers

Information on the advantages of installing newly designed home fire sprinkler systems.

Smoke Alarms

Information on the types of alarms available, what powers them, where to install in your home, and maintenance tips.

Topical Fire Reports

These reports explore facets of the U.S. fire problem. Each report briefly addresses the nature of the specific topic, highlights important findings from the data, and may suggest other resources to consider for further information.

Winter Fire Safety

Tips to help maintain a fire-safe home during the winter season.