U.S. Fire Administration
Home electrical fires
Key fire safety messages for appliances and electrical equipment
National Fire Academy students
NFA Online Help Desk
Please email questions about your online course to NFAOnlineHelp@fema.dhs.gov
National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) help for users and vendors:
NEW NFIRSGram: How to code an electric or hybrid vehicle fire
New content for fire and EMS
COVID-19 pandemic response listening session
A new report from USFA summarizes discussions among national emergency response stakeholders about the impact of COVID-19 on the fire and emergency medical services and potential solutions to mitigate response challenges experienced during the recent pandemic.Get the report
International study finds that “occupational exposure as a firefighter causes cancer”
An International Agency for Research on Cancer study has reclassified the occupation of firefighting to the highest hazard category: Group 1, “carcinogenic to humans.”Read the article
Emergency response guides for electric vehicles and lithium-ion batteries
Standardized guides for electric vehicle and lithium-ion battery response are now available for easy access to critical information for first responders.Read the article
Fire safety outreach
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 (2022)
Recent fatalities reported to USFA:
Home fire deaths (2022)
Down 4% compared to deaths reported from Jan. 1 to Aug. 6, 2021.
35 home fire deaths were reported by the U.S. news media for July 31 to Aug. 6.
Older adults (65 and over) represent 24% of all deaths.
Pennsylvania leads the nation in reported deaths with 108.