Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.

This year’s Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 7-13) campaign works to educate people about three ways they can reduce the likelihood of having a fire—and how to escape safely if they have one.


LOOK for places fire could start. Take a good look around your home. Identify potential fire hazards and take care of them.


LISTEN for the sound of the smoke alarm. You could have only minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds.


LEARN two ways out of every room and make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily and are free of clutter.

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National Preparedness Month
September 2018

Fires happen. Prepare now. Learn how.


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First responder family preparedness

Steps that first responder families can take to be more resilient while a loved one is away from home working during a major disaster.

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Current events and issues

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Fire and life safety concerns in peer-to-peer lodging

Fire departments and communities around the U.S. are starting to recognize and address the unique fire safety concerns that peer-to-peer (P2P) lodgings, like Airbnb, present.

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Quick-thinking paramedic makes life-saving suggestion

Read about how thinking outside the box helped with the high-angle rescue of a hunter who was entangled in his safety harness, 30 feet up in a tree, and upside down for two days.

Read the article Download the Sept. 13 InfoGram PDF ~160 KB

Current events and issues

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Circuit training impact on volunteer firefighters’ cardiovascular health

About 20 percent of volunteer firefighters meet the VO2 max fitness level recommended by NFPA 1582. So how might volunteer firefighters improve their cardiovascular fitness? A study published this year explored how circuit training may help.

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Data quality

This NFIRSGram highlights internal data quality checks performed by the National Fire Data Center to identify data errors and to assist states and fire departments in fixing them.

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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 CLOSED.
But it opens again on Oct. 15!

Get a head start on applying for our second semester (April 1 to Sept. 30, 2019) courses: register for a Student Identification Number today.

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888‑382‑3827 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Eastern time

On-duty firefighter fatalities (2018)

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Home fire fatalities (2018)

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

27 home fire fatalities were reported by the U.S. news media for Sept. 9-15, 2018.

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

Texas leads the nation in reported fatalities with 103.

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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.