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New NFPA standard for rugged portable radios

The new National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standard 1802 defines parameters for an extremely rugged radio and speaker microphone capable of performing in hostile environments.

Development of this standard was the direct result of 2 firefighters who were unable to transmit a mayday and died in a 2011 fire.
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Preventing outdoor activities from turning into wildfire disasters

As the weather warms, more people than ever will be spending time recreating outdoors. And, as public land use increases, so does the potential for accidental wildfire ignitions.

Almost 90% of wildland fires in the United States are caused by people.
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Protecting wildland firefighters from smoke exposure

Learn about the hazards of wildland fire smoke exposure and the importance of assessing opportunities to reduce exposure against operational objectives.

Anticipated 2021 staffing shortages and COVID‑19 make it critical to protect wildland firefighters from smoke exposure this fire season.
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Evaluating COVID‑19's long-term impacts on first responders

Learn about the STOP‑COVID Center's partnership with the Columbus (Ohio) Division of Fire to study the impact of COVID‑19 on EMS workers and their families.

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Current Events and Issues

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A closer look: the impact of COVID‑19 on public safety

Learn about a new Department of Homeland Security project that looks to develop strategies that increase first responder resilience to pandemics.

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Wildfire Report Series

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Analysis of NFIRS incidents in the WUI

The second report in our Wildfire Report Series examines 2009 to 2011 California wildland urban interface (WUI) incidents reported to the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) in terms of travel time, loss measures and fire cause and compares the incidents to those outside WUI areas.

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Topical Fire Report

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Profile: residential building fires

Home fires account for the vast majority of civilian fire casualties. This report describes the characteristics of all residential building fires reported to the National Fire Incident Reporting System for 2017‑2019.

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Firefighter Safety Stand Down will focus on rehab

The 2021 Firefighter Safety Stand Down will take place June 20‑26. This year's theme is “Rebuild Rehab.”

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On-duty firefighter fatalities (2021)

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Home fire deaths (2021)

Up 10% compared to deaths reported from Jan. 1 – June 12, 2020.

26 home fire deaths were reported by the U.S. news media for June 6‑12.

Older adults (65 and over) represent 25% of all deaths.

Pennsylvania leads the nation in reported deaths with 78.

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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.