Key messages and outreach materials to help you spread the word about holiday fire safety.

More than half of the home decoration fires in December are started by candles.

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Winter residential building fires

Winter home fires make up a large portion of overall residential fire casualties. This report addresses the characteristics of winter home fires during the months of January, February and March from 2014 to 2016.

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Volunteer fire departments in recruitment crisis

National volunteer numbers have been going down steadily for years. Learn about some of the ways that states are building the volunteer force and free programs for fire departments to help meet recruitment challenges.

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Review of fire response to Pulse nightclub shooting

This National Police Foundation report is beneficial to fire and EMS nationwide. The after-action report focuses on leadership, interagency relationships, command, tactics, training, equipment, standard operating procedures, communications and post-event responder wellness.

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How one homeowner saved his house from the Carr Fire

Learn about wildfire mitigation measures one California homeowner took during construction and maintained over the years to make his home fire-resilient.

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Student privacy rights: what training managers need to know

Learn about the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and its application to fire service training centers and educational institutions.

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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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The NFA application period is OPEN.

For training opportunities at our campus in Emmitsburg, Maryland between April 1 to Sept. 30, 2019.

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On-duty firefighter fatalities (2018)

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Home fire fatalities (2018)

Up 8 percent compared to fatalities reported from Jan. 1 – Dec. 1, 2017.

60 home fire fatalities were reported by the U.S. news media for Nov. 25 – Dec. 1, 2018.

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

Texas leads the nation in reported fatalities with 132.

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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.