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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.”

Departments should revisit rehab procedures to ensure that post-incident protocol covers all areas of health and safety, including cardiac, nutrition, exposure, psychological, hydration and heat stress.
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Fire department run profile report

Fire departments provide invaluable services to communities nationwide. To understand the full role they play in a community, this topical report profiles fire department run activity as reflected in the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) data.

In 2019, fire departments responded to 28,534,400 incident calls that were reported to NFIRS. This is a 6% increase in the number of calls reported in 2017.
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Arson Awareness Week May 2‑8

Arson During Civil Unrest

This year's Arson Awareness Week highlights critical actions that first responders must take to help ensure a safe response to arson fires during civil unrest incidents.

Join USFA and our partners for a free webinar to discuss a variety of topics related to fire response at civil unrest incidents.
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GAO releases report on Move Over laws and responder safety

A U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report to Congress presents findings on issues related to state Move Over laws and emergency responder roadside safety.

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Time to transition from decontaminated disposable respirators

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends a transition away from crisis capacity conservation strategies implemented during COVID-19, including decontamination of disposable respirators for reuse.

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New OSHA COVID-19 program impacts EMS agencies

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) National Emphasis Program will review agency respiratory programs and use inspections to protect workers against COVID-19.

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Wildfire Report Series

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Investigation of MODIS-detected fires in NFIRS

The first report in our Wildfire Report Series investigates the feasibility of using Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data as a means for identifying wildfire incidents that may be missing from NFIRS.

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On-duty firefighter fatalities (2021)

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Home fire deaths (2021)

Up 14% compared to deaths reported from Jan. 1 – May 1, 2020.

27 home fire deaths were reported by the U.S. news media for April 25 – May 1.

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

Pennsylvania leads the nation in reported deaths with 61.

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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.