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Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 6-12

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Active shooter preparedness for fire and EMS

Products, tools and resources to help you prepare for and respond to an active shooter incident.

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Fire marshals: Share and learn about problems and trends that threaten the lives of those you have sworn to protect from fire and life safety issues.

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The NFA application period is CLOSED.

The application period for our second semester (April 1 to Sept. 30, 2020) courses is open from Oct. 15 to Dec. 15, 2019.

Here’s how to apply for courses and get a Student Identification Number.

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New content for fire and EMS

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Using robots to map and search subterranean environments

A three-part underground robotic competition is helping the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to find new mapping and search technologies for first responders and the military.

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Know the symptoms: recent lung illness linked to vaping

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has connected a recent lung illness to vaping cannabis products. Learn how to recognize patient symptoms.

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Chemical suicide: assess the scene to reduce your risk

First responders: know the indicators of a chemical suicide to reduce your injury risk at the incident scene.

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Current events and issues

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Community paramedics helpful in treating home-bound patients

A community paramedicine program, integrated with an advanced illness management program, can be effective in treating frail, older adults in their homes.

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New report highlights technology applications for WUI response

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has outlined how new and existing technologies can improve operational capabilities and incident response to save lives in wildland urban interface (WUI) fires.

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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 (2019)

Explore firefighter fatality statistics

Home fire fatalities (2019)

Down 18% compared to fatalities reported from Jan. 1 – Sept. 14, 2018.

25 home fire fatalities were reported by the U.S. news media for Sept. 8-14, 2019.

Older adults (65 and over) represent 27% of all fatalities.

New York leads the nation in reported fatalities with 82.

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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% and decreasing fire damage by up to 97%.