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The latest information for fire and emergency medical services (EMS) on COVID-19 funding and cost recovery, infection control, planning and response, and behavioral health.

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NENA releases second report on 911 and COVID-19

A new report from the National Emergency Numbers Association (NENA) helps to inform public safety stakeholders, policymakers and the public about how COVID-19 is affecting 911 operations.

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Communication card breaks barriers for people with disabilities

Download the new communication card created by the state of West Virginia that assists people with disabilities during an emergency.

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Doing the little things makes a difference in wildfire safety

Learn about simple and low-cost actions that homeowners can take to protect their homes from wildfire.

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Recognizing flashover conditions can save your life

Learn how to recognize potential flashover conditions at a fire scene.

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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 4% compared to fatalities reported from Jan. 1 – May 30, 2019.

28 home fire fatalities were reported by the U.S. news media for May 24-30.

Older adults (65 and over) represent 28% of all fatalities.

Pennsylvania leads the nation in reported deaths with 67.

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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.