Does your community need more “frontline” firefighters?

A SAFER grant can help you hire new firefighters or convert personnel to full-time.

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Topical Fire Report Series

Home electrical fires

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.

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check electrical cords
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Topical Fire Report Series

Residential building cooking fires

Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and injuries. This report addresses the characteristics of home cooking fires from 2014 to 2016.

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keep anything that can catch fire away from your stovetop
turn off oven and keep door closed in case of fire

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The NFA application period is CLOSED.

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

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

National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) help for users and vendors:

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New content for fire and EMS


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FirstNet app demonstration series begins March 21

An upcoming series of "Apps for First Responder" webinars will highlight applications available in the FirstNet App Catalog.

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Current events and issues

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Takeaways from a hoarding intervention strategy

A recent study of the City of Vancouver’s Hoarding Action Response Team provides key takeaways for fire departments.

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Working with youth groups to reduce community wildfire risk

The National Fire Protection Association’s TakeAction campaign gives young adults age-appropriate tools to use when helping their communities.

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Coffee Break Bulletin

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Improving on-scene performance

Tips to identify and correct on-scene errors beforehand to improve operational effectiveness.

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Save the date
Wildfire Community Preparedness Day
Saturday, May 4, 2019
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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 24 percent compared to fatalities reported from Jan. 1 – March 9, 2018.

57 home fire fatalities were reported by the U.S. news media for March 3-9, 2019.

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

New York leads the nation in reported fatalities with 35.

Explore home fire fatalities reported by the news media

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.