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Put a freeze on winter fires

Help inform residents in your community about the importance of detecting carbon monoxide — the silent killer.

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CO poisoning can occur when a fuel-burning appliance isn’t vented properly. WinterSafety

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Restaurant fires (2011-2013)

Fact: An estimated 5,600 restaurant fires were reported each year resulting in $116 million in property damage.

This data snapshot identifies fire loss measures for restaurants, fires by day of week and time of alarm, causes, and the extent of fire spread in restaurant fires.

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Fire risk in 2013

Finding: African-Americans and American Indians/Alaska Natives were at a greater relative risk of dying in a fire than the general population.

The risk of death and injury from fire is not the same for everyone — it is more severe for some groups than for others. This report explores fire risk as it applies to fire casualties in the U.S. population.

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Firefighter fatalities in the United States

Fact: Ninety-one firefighters died while on-duty in 2014, 16 fewer firefighters than the previous year’s total.

This report analyzes the circumstances surrounding 91 on-duty fatalities in 2014 to identify approaches that could reduce the number of firefighter deaths in future years.

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February is African American History Month

Explore these titles and many more in our library’s fire and emergency management collection.

National Fire Academy updates

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Electrical Aspects of Fire Investigations (R0255)

This six-day course for fire investigators and related fire service/law enforcement personnel addresses the critical skills essential to the effective investigation and evaluation of fires involving potential electrical causes. It will provide you with a basic understanding of electricity, electrical circuits and distribution systems, and common electrical faults and failures, as well as a working knowledge of the National Electrical Code and how it applies to fire investigations.

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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.

Firefighter fatalities

USFA has recently received notice of the following firefighter fatalities:

James R. Varnell, Firefighter
Bakertown Volunteer Fire Department, Elm City, North Carolina
Ronald Jason Adams, Firefighter
East Pulaski County Fire Department, North Little Rock, Arkansas
Scott D. Bruggeman, Firefighter
Middletown Division of Fire, Middletown, Ohio

7 on-duty fatalities reported in 2016.

87 on-duty fatalities reported in 2015.

Civilian fatalities

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home fire fatalities reported in 2016.

58 home fire fatalities were reported by the U.S. news media for Jan. 24-30.


compared to fatalities reported from Jan. 1-30, 2015.

Older adults (65 and over) represent 28 percent of all fatalities.

Alabama leads the nation in reported fatalities with 19.

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.