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Ready Responder provides peace of mind for first responders

Ready.gov's Ready Responder Toolkit provides emergency response agencies with a series of planning tools to help prepare personnel and their families for emergencies.

Preparing first responder families ahead of time for disasters and emergencies will provide them peace of mind and allow personnel to focus on their work.
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Training for EMS COVID-19 vaccine delivery

Just-in-time training resources for emergency medical technician SARS-CoV-2 vaccinators include a training video on intramuscular vaccine administration, an injection skill checklist and EMS vaccine administration manual.

As communities boost their COVID-19 vaccination campaigns, they may utilize EMS personnel to assist.
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Coffee Break Bulletin

Effective communication can ignite wildfire safety engagement

Find out about 5 actions that can help you to build good relationships with residents in wildfire-prone regions.

Good outcomes are dependent upon a holistic look at the wildfire risk and effective, ongoing community engagement by firefighters, residents and all partners.
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Older adult outreach materials

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Interdependent factors can influence WUI fire home survivability

Learn about research findings related to weather, terrain, building materials and property layout and actionable steps that communities can take to reduce wildfire-related loss.

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Know your safety risks: electric vehicle battery fires

Learn about three key safety risks to first responders from electric vehicle fires.

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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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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 23% compared to deaths reported from Jan. 1 – Feb. 27, 2020.

79 home fire deaths were reported by the U.S. news media for Feb. 21-27.

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

Pennsylvania and Texas lead the nation in reported deaths with 39.

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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.