Fire and EMS station design

Design recommendations for new and renovated facilities to achieve a safe and healthy work environment.

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Audience: Community leaders, architects and emergency response personnel

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Risk management practices

This guide contains recommended approaches to manage organizational, operational and community risk.

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Firefighter cancer registry bill moves forward in Congress

This article updates the status of H.R.931 Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2018 to link cancer to firefighter occupational hazards and highlight the impact on families and communities.

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Current events and issues

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Fire sprinkler tax incentives for small businesses

Recent federal tax reform legislation includes incentives that make it more affordable for small business owners to install fire sprinklers.

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Topical Fire Report Series

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New report looks at fatal fires in residential buildings

This report addresses the characteristics of fatal fires in residential buildings from 2014 to 2016. Issues examined include fire spread, factors contributing to ignition, human factors contributing to ignition, and alerting/suppression systems.

From 2014 to 2016, an estimated 1,800 fatal fires in residential buildings occurred each year and resulted in an average of 2,700 deaths, 600 injuries and $173 million in property loss.

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Coffee Break Bulletin

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Online learning opportunities for fire and building code officials

This Coffee Break Bulletin highlights National Fire Academy online learning opportunities for fire and building code officials.

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Digital media

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June 2018: Animations and templates added

Fire prevention and safety pictographs

Pictographs can help overcome literacy barriers by communicating fire safety messages with pictures.

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Social cards: Fourth of July

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Sparklers card for: Facebook | Twitter

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Fireworks card for: Facebook | Twitter

Use these cards by themselves or include supporting content with them to reinforce fireworks safety messages this Fourth of July.

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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)

Explore firefighter fatality statistics

Home fire fatalities (2018)

Up 23 percent compared to fatalities reported from Jan. 1 – June 16, 2017.

37 home fire fatalities were reported by the U.S. news media for June 10-16, 2018.

Older adults (65 and over) represent 26 percent of all fatalities.

Pennsylvania leads the nation in reported fatalities with 85.

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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.