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Nearly three-quarters of 9/11 responders have long-term illness

A new report from the Fire Department of the City of New York's World Trade Center Health Program describes the long-term health effects of 9/11 rescue and recovery efforts on first responders.

Health conditions appearing now with suspected 9/11 links include autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular diseases, hearing problems, neurological conditions, cognitive concerns, and interactions between 9/11-linked illnesses and COVID‑19.
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Cooking fires in residential buildings

This report describes the characteristics of cooking fires in residential buildings reported to the National Fire Incident Reporting System for 2017‑2019.

Annually, an estimated 187,500 home cooking fires resulted in 165 deaths, 3,325 injuries and $444 million in property loss.
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Legislation impacting firefighting foam continues to evolve

As legislation restricting use of firefighting foams containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) increases, a recent report finds that fluorine-free foam is not currently a “drop-in” alternative to aqueous film forming foam (AFFF).

The fire service should only use AFFF when necessary, be prepared to contain it, and stay informed about evolving legislation.

National Preparedness Month: Prepare to protect from home fires

Teach your community that preparing for a potential home fire protects everyone they love.

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National Preparedness Month: Prepare to protect

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Electric vehicle home charging: safety tips for your community

Help keep residents in your community safe from fire and electric shock hazards related to charging electric vehicles (EVs) by sharing these safety tips.

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Using technology to solve urban response challenges

Learn how the National Urban Security Technology Laboratory is working to meet urban first responder challenges through technology and assist all fire departments with equipment procurement decisions.

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Building resiliency into public safety communications

A new toolkit from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency helps public safety agencies establish resilient communications networks and systems.

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UL webinars share lithium-ion battery science for safe response

The Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Battery Safety Science webinar series brings together experts to discuss lithium-ion battery technology and safety.

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New pipeline preparedness toolkit for fire departments

The Fire Department Pipeline Response, Emergency Planning, and Preparedness Toolkit provides resources to help fire departments conduct pre-incident planning, increase preparedness and improve response.

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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 12% compared to deaths reported from Jan. 1 – Sept. 11, 2020.

26 home fire deaths were reported by the U.S. news media for Sept. 5‑11.

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

Pennsylvania leads the nation in reported deaths with 103.

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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.