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National Preparedness Month

Preparedness Month and fire safety

Severe weather can happen in every part of the country. That's why it is important for your community to be ready for severe weather events and to understand the fire risks that can come with them.

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Coffee Break Bulletin

Fire-adapted communities

Learn what fire-adapted communities are, where they fit into the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy, and how to create one.

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New content for fire and EMS

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New LODD online course for incident commanders

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation has a new online training course to help prepare incident commanders for the unique challenges that occur in the aftermath of a firefighter line-of-duty death.

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COVID-19 increases line-of-duty deaths

COVID-19 may double the overall line-of-duty deaths among the fire service, EMS and law enforcement before it is over.

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COVID-19

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Fire safety considerations for reopening schools

Recommendations for fire protection systems and unique school changes that might require special attention from a fire and life safety perspective.

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Current Events and Issues

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New graphics highlight wildland firefighter safety messaging

Beautiful graphics from the National Wildfire Coordinating Group that depict the 10 Standard Firefighting Orders and the 18 Watch Out Situations are now available for free download.

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Operations

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Civil unrest response

General guidance for fire and EMS to prepare personnel, the station, apparatus and the community for emergency response in a challenging environment.

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There are dozens of ways you can use Fire Is Everyone’s Fight to help teach people in your city or town to be safe from fire. Join the fight for a few ideas to get you started.

On-duty firefighter fatalities (2020)

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Home fire fatalities (2020)

Up 2% compared to fatalities reported from Jan. 1 – Sept. 12, 2019.

17 home fire fatalities were reported by the U.S. news media for Sept. 6-12.

Older adults (65 and over) represent 28% of all fatalities.

Pennsylvania leads the nation in reported deaths with 105.

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Planning a trip to visit the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial?

New identification requirements to access our campus are in effect. Please read this information first before scheduling your visit.

Share this video to learn how to prevent exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). These substances are linked to cancer and may be present in firefighting foam.