Keeping women safe and healthy on the job

Resources and recommendations that address long-term and emerging health and safety issues faced by female firefighters and EMS responders.

Download the guide PDF 3MB

senior woman with a walker in a care home

Data Snapshot

Medical facility fires

Find out about the major characteristics of medical facility fires from 2014 to 2016. Fire departments responded to an average of 5,800 medical facility fires each year.

Read the data snapshot

National Fire Academy students

Register for the Executive Fire Officer Symposium | Download agenda PDF 544 KB

NFA Online Help Desk For questions about your online course: Please email questions about your online course to

Search for courses

Advanced Search

Train with the best to be the best

The NFA application period is OPEN.

For training opportunities at our campus in Emmitsburg, Maryland between Oct. 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020.

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

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

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

New content for fire and EMS

Coffee Break Bulletin

firefighters talking

Six tips for becoming a great mentor

Helpful tips that will support your growth as a great mentor.

Read the bulletin


Notre-Dame de Paris

Fires and cultural heritage: protecting our national treasures

Help cultural institutions work with their first responders to complete risk assessments and disaster plans to protect resources for economic development, tourism, commerce, identity, history and knowledge.

Read the article
See also: Fire prevention at buildings under renovation or construction

Current events and issues


Using nanotechnology to minimize fire damage

Nanotechnology, manufactured at scale and low cost while posing minimal health risks, may point to a future with fewer fires that are less lethal and less damaging.

Read the article



Determining property use at the incident location

This NFIRSGram explains the importance of accurately classifying your incident location using the Mixed Use Property and Property Use fields.

Read the NFIRSGram
Save the date
Wildfire Community Preparedness Day
Saturday, May 4, 2019
FIEF logo

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 22 percent compared to fatalities reported from Jan. 1 – April 13, 2018.

36 home fire fatalities were reported by the U.S. news media for April 7 – 13, 2019.

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

New York leads the nation in reported fatalities with 47.

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.