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COVID-19 resources for fire and EMS

The latest information for fire and emergency medical services (EMS) on COVID-19 funding and cost recovery, infection control, planning and response, and behavioral health.

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How to create a Community Wildfire Protection Plan

Learn about the history behind the development of Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs), the key components, how a CWPP can benefit a community at risk from wildfire, and how to create a plan for your community.

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New NFPA guides on reopening buildings during COVID-19

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has new fire and life safety resources to guide building owners and facilities managers through the process of safely reopening buildings.

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Current Events and Issues

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Minimizing the effects of wildfire smoke during COVID-19

Inform your community about these actionable steps they can take to minimize the respiratory effects of wildfire smoke.

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New guide helps departments develop an active shooter program

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's guide walks first responder departments through a four-step process to create an active shooter program.

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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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Retrofitting homes with lower cost sprinkler technologies

We're working with the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute on research to reduce home fire sprinkler retrofit complexities.

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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.

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Home fire fatalities (2020)

Up 4% compared to fatalities reported from Jan. 1 – July 4, 2019.

29 home fire fatalities were reported by the U.S. news media for June 28 – July 4.

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

Pennsylvania leads the nation in reported deaths with 83.

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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.