U.S. Fire Administration
Fire and EMS
Supporting Women in Fire and EMS: The USFA Commitment
Helping fire departments achieve their full potential and serve their communities successfully is something that we strive for every day. While we recognize that the fire and EMS have made significant strides to improve inclusion and diversity, we still have work left to do.
Learn about our professional development opportunities and resources to help departments keep women safe and healthy on the job.
Plan ahead to save lives.
Installing smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of a home — including the basement — is a fire safety precaution that all homeowners and landlords in your community need to take to protect residents from fire.
USFA announces effort to launch new fire information and analytics platform
The USFA is leading a national effort to develop and launch a new interoperable fire information and innovative analytics platform, known as the National Emergency Response Information System (NERIS).
Guide to funding alternatives
Updated November 2023
This comprehensive resource tackles the challenges faced by EMS agencies and fire departments, providing vital information on funding sources, grants and alternative revenue options.
National Women’s Weekend Program at NFA
This annual 2-day NFA on-campus session is an educational opportunity for fire and emergency medical services personnel. This program strengthens a fire service community through education, personal networking, and a shared collegial experience.
Let the U.S. Fire Administration help you with your mission to keep your community safe from fires and other emergencies.
New content for fire and EMS
Maui PD's preliminary after-action report makes 32 recommendations to improve Maui's police response to future natural disaster response efforts.Read the article
Learn results of the first 2 parts of NIST's study on PFAS in turnout gear and the potential adverse health effects from exposure to these chemicals.Read the article
Lights and sirens do not save significant amounts of time but are associated with an increase in ambulance crashes. Learn from lessons learned and change strategies developed during the Lights and Siren Collaborative project.Read the article
A new NIOSH Safety and Health Advisory offers actionable information on both the importance of rapidly removing an unresponsive firefighter from PPE and techniques that can be learned to accomplish this.Read the article
Learn about African American successes in the U.S. fire service and how through diversity, equity and inclusion, fire departments can reach their full potential.Read the article