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Data Snapshot

Recreational Vehicle Fires

This snapshot explores the general characteristics of recreational vehicle (RV) fires, including time of alarm, day of week, month, fire cause and leading areas of origin.

Of the 3,700 annual RV fires, 84% were in RVs that were not self-propelled.
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Getting Ready for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

COVID-19 vaccinations are here. Make sure that your department is aware of these planning and response considerations for vaccine distribution.

Considerations include response to incidents involving dry ice.
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Prepare now for vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices

Learn about comprehensive resources that help first responders prepare for, recognize and respond to vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices.

Standard operating procedure checklists for ongoing duties, facility protection, special events and on-scene response are included.
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Create your emergency plans using FEMA preparedness guides

The Federal Emergency Management Agency offers comprehensive preparedness guides to help state, local, tribal and territorial agencies to create their emergency plans.

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New tools assist wildfire detection and smoke forecasting

Learn about tools the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association has to help fire departments detect wildfire and forecast smoke spread.

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Creating effective communications for vaccine distribution

Recommendations for emergency services organizations on creating effective disaster communications for COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

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Situational awareness basics — look and listen (Part 2: mental environment)

Learn how to increase psychological situational awareness for your own and your crew's well-being.

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Current Events and Issues

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New materials highlight row house firefighting safety

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently released a free fact sheet and poster that highlight tactics for fighting row house fires and areas for potential fire extension.

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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 11% compared to deaths reported from Jan. 1-16, 2020.

69 home fire deaths were reported by the U.S. news media for Jan. 10-16.

Older adults (65 and over) represent 27% of all deaths.

Texas leads the nation in reported deaths with 16.

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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.