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COVID-19 and its continuing challenges for the fire service

On this episode of The USFA Podcast, we talk with Dr. James Augustine about some of the COVID-19 challenges that the fire and EMS continue to deal with.

We have brought with us a lot of lessons. The first is that we have to be very, very careful in maintaining our PPE stocks so that if sudden events occur and we have no ability to refill the supply chain, we have enough to get through our operations.

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Federal agencies release report on WUI issues and resolutions

The report, “Wildland Urban Interface: A Look at Issues and Resolutions,” was developed to motivate collaborative actions targeted toward the prevention of catastrophic wildfires in the wildland urban interface (WUI).

The report provides recommendations for 13 issues that, if heeded, will assist in the creation of fire-resilient communities and save lives and property.

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Celebrating Pride Month

Learn what steps fire departments across the country are taking to ensure that department employees and members reflect the communities they serve.

As more LGBTQ+ persons feel safe to be their true authentic selves at work, the culture within the fire service will continue to improve.

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The fire service’s role in creating healthy landscapes in the WUI

Learn how the fire service can help communities create healthy landscapes that will keep people safer and create communities that are more resilient.

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This video shows how the fire service can help communities create healthy landscapes that will keep people safer and create communities that are more resilient.

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The fire service’s role in creating healthy landscapes in the WUI

Learn how the fire service can help communities create healthy landscapes that will keep people safer and create communities that are more resilient.

Find out how

  • #BeKnowDo
  • #HealthyLandscapes
  • #WUI

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Critical infrastructure bomb threat awareness resources

New awareness resources for bomb threats to critical infrastructures include best practices for dealing with mass bombing threats at the local level.

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Mitigating firefighter heat stress

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

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Recreational vehicle (RV) fire safety

Share these life-saving tips with the RV users in your community.

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Discover the benefits of live online training from the National Fire Academy

These 2-day online instructor-led live courses are proving to be an effective and popular way to deliver important training to first responders across the country.

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New manual helps departments develop an EMS safety program

The EMS Safety Practices manual will show you how to enhance EMS provider health and safety and support the reduction of occupational illness and injuries.

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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 (2022)

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Home fire deaths (2022)

Down 3% compared to deaths reported from Jan. 1 to June 18, 2021.

30 home fire deaths were reported by the U.S. news media for June 12‑18.

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

Pennsylvania leads the nation in reported deaths with 84.

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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.