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Coronavirus: make infection control a priority

The latest information and resources for fire and EMS on infection control practices that will protect you and help to stop the spread of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Follow these best practices recommended by national fire service organizations to stay safe while responding to, and operating at, roadway incidents.

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911, EMS survey shows public's expectations and uncertainty

Results from a motor vehicle occupant safety survey about 911 and emergency medical services can be useful in educating the public and managing expectations.

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FBI releases active shooter incident topical one-pagers

A set of one-page sheets on active shooter incidents between 2000-2018 shows a possible shift in shooter outcome.

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Feedback: why it is critical to your growth as a leader

Learn how consistently asking those around us “How am I doing?” can open the door to professional growth.

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Mitigating the risk and impact of assaults on EMS responders

The SAVER checklist helps fire departments assess and implement training, policies and practices to mitigate assaults on EMS responders.

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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 (2020)

Explore firefighter fatality statistics

Home fire fatalities (2020)

Up 12% compared to fatalities reported from Jan. 1 – Feb. 22, 2019.

55 home fire fatalities were reported by the U.S. news media for Feb. 16-22.

Older adults (65 and over) represent 30% of all fatalities.

Alabama and New York lead the nation in reported fatalities with 23.

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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 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.