Coffee Break Bulletin
U.S. Fire Administration
Wildfire Report Series
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 the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS).
Find out about recommendations from the National Transportation Safety Board to ensure emergency responder safety when requesting air medical transport.
Just-in-time training resources for emergency medical technician SARS-CoV-2 vaccinators include a training video on intramuscular vaccine administration, an injection skill checklist and EMS vaccine administration manual.
National Fire Academy students
NFA Online Help Desk
Please email questions about your online course to NFAOnlineHelp@fema.dhs.gov
National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) help for users and vendors:
New content for fire and EMS
Current Events and Issues
Interdependent factors can influence WUI fire home survivability
Learn about research findings related to weather, terrain, building materials and property layout and actionable steps that communities can take to reduce wildfire-related loss.Read the article
Fire safety outreach
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 (2021)
Recent fatalities reported to USFA:
Home fire deaths (2021)
Up 23% compared to deaths reported from Jan. 1 – Feb. 27, 2020.
79 home fire deaths were reported by the U.S. news media for Feb. 21-27.
Older adults (65 and over) represent 25% of all deaths.
Pennsylvania and Texas lead the nation in reported deaths with 39.