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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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The application period for our first semester (Oct. 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020) courses will open from April 15 to June 15, 2019.

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First responder communication technology survey

Calling all first responders: help the National Institute of Standards and Technology better understand your communication technology needs and wants by completing a short survey.

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Current events and issues

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Dual dispatch to cardiac arrest: can it save lives?

A recent study involving the Houston Fire Department evaluated survivability outcomes when EMT-trained firefighters were dual-dispatched with EMS units.

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Current events and issues

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Waking children with maternal voice smoke alarms

A new study from Nationwide Children's Hospital shows that maternal voice smoke alarms are more effective in waking children than conventional tone alarms.

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New report looks at electrical fires in residential buildings

This report addresses the characteristics of home electrical fires from 2014 to 2016. Issues examined include how electrical fires start, fire spread, area of fire origin, and what ignites first.

An estimated 24,000 electrical fires in residential buildings occurred each year and resulted in an average of 310 deaths, 850 injuries and $871 million in property loss.
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Coffee Break Bulletin

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Evaluating your need for new technology

Tips to help you assess if new technology is right for your fire/EMS department.

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Why getting the incident type right matters

This NFIRSGram explains the importance of correctly coding the Incident Type field in NFIRS. This field is the foundation for completing your incident report and providing an accurate picture of the types of incidents your fire department responds to.

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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 (2018)

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Home fire fatalities (2018)

Up 6 percent compared to fatalities reported from Jan. 1 – Dec. 15, 2017.

48 home fire fatalities were reported by the U.S. news media for Dec. 9 – 15, 2018.

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

Texas leads the nation in reported fatalities with 137.

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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.