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AirNow Fire and Smoke Map helps communities monitor air quality

Learn how this map can help your community to monitor air quality conditions impacted by wildfire smoke.

The updated AirNow Fire and Smoke Map includes a dashboard to give users quick access to key information about wildfire smoke.
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Is your fire and EMS department ready for climate change?

Learn how climate change is having an increasingly significant all-hazards impact on the fire and emergency medical services.

Article topics include community risk assessment, nontraditional incident response, population migration, land management use and building codes, training, technology, infrastructure and more.
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New report looks at fire deaths in residential buildings

Fires can occur anywhere but fires that affect our homes are often the most tragic and the most preventable. This report describes the characteristics of civilian fire fatalities in residential buildings reported to the National Fire Incident Reporting System for 2017‑2019.

Annually, from 2017 to 2019, an estimated 2,770 civilian fire fatalities resulted from 1,900 fatal fires in residential buildings.
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Emergency use respirator authorizations no longer in effect

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) no longer authorizes use of non-NIOSH-approved or decontaminated disposable respirators in health care settings.

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Fireshed Registry helps address the growing wildfire threat

The Fireshed Registry is an interactive geospatial data portal providing access to data describing past, present and future trends regarding wildfire exposure to communities and forest and fuel management.

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Funding for public safety communications

Learn about opportunities for public safety communications funding.

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Mitigating firefighter heat stress

Learn about available resources to help you make sure your department's rehabilitation program effectively mitigates heat stress.

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Sensor tests show promise for early detection of wildfires

4 prototype technologies successfully tested by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will assist with early detection of wildfires.

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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 (2021)

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Home fire deaths (2021)

Up 11% compared to deaths reported from Jan. 1 – July 24, 2020.

29 home fire deaths were reported by the U.S. news media for July 18‑24.

Older adults (65 and over) represent 24% of all deaths.

Pennsylvania leads the nation in reported deaths with 89.

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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.