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Wildland Urban Interface toolkit

This collection of recommended resources will help your fire department prepare for, and respond to, WUI fires. Included are outreach materials, training courses, assessment tools, and links to the latest WUI research studies.

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Nonresidential building fires

Nonresidential building fires have a significant economic impact on a community as they may lead to lost jobs and closed businesses. Read about their characteristics in this updated report for 2014 to 2016.

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Scenario-based interactive firefighter training

Learn about ALIVE, the New York University Fire Research Group's free web-based system that's helping fire departments meet their complex training needs.

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Data quality

This NFIRSGram highlights internal data quality checks performed by the National Fire Data Center to identify data errors and to assist states and fire departments in fixing them.

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Current events and issues

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Home fire safety canvassing: Achieving better results

Planning a home canvassing event? These research-based tips can help you to win maximum neighborhood participation.

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Current events and issues

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Firefighter burnout and workplace safety

Are firefighters who show symptoms of burnout less likely to follow safety procedures? A team of researchers recently set out to learn if burnout impacted a firefighter’s ability to follow required safe work practices.

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New proposal for developing fire loss estimates

This paper introduces fire data analysts and researchers to the new method the USFA intends to use to develop national fire loss estimates with National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) data.

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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.

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On-duty firefighter fatalities (2018)

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Home fire fatalities (2018)

Up 17 percent compared to fatalities reported from Jan. 1 – Aug. 11, 2017.

31 home fire fatalities were reported by the U.S. news media for Aug. 5-11, 2018.

Older adults (65 and over) represent 25 percent of all fatalities.

Pennsylvania leads the nation in reported fatalities with 95.

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Planning a trip to visit the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial?

New identification requirements to access our campus are in effect. Please read this information first before scheduling your visit.

Share this video with your community to show residents how to increase the chance of surviving a home fire by more than 82 percent and decreasing fire damage by up to 97 percent.