U.S. firefighter fatalities in 2018

Eighty-two firefighters died while on duty.

died on emergency duty

died from heart attacks

died from a fireground injury

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Topical Fire Report

Fire Risk in 2017

The risk of death or injury from fire is not the same for everyone. This report explores fire risk for people living in the United States and why for some groups of people, fire risk is more severe.

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FirstNet catalog provides one-stop shop for secure apps

First responder mobile apps listed in the catalog are FirstNet-compatible and have been cleared through a certification program.

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Coffee Break Bulletin

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Is your smoke alarm installation program a liability concern?

Recent research from The Network for Public Health Law found no cases in which the courts — at any level — held fire departments liable for damage or injury associated with smoke alarm installation in non-public housing.

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Learn how to stay safe at roadway incidents

ResponderSafety.com offers 10 free teaching packages for instructors on a variety of road safety and traffic incident management topics.

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Current events and issues

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How organizational factors affect firefighter cancer screening

A recent study involving fire departments in Florida examined how organizational factors can influence the implementation of firefighter cancer screening and other occupational safety and health activities.

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New report highlights technology applications for WUI response

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has outlined how new and existing technologies can improve operational capabilities and incident response to save lives in wildland urban interface (WUI) fires.

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On-duty firefighter fatalities (2019)

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Home fire fatalities (2019)

Down 18% compared to fatalities reported from Jan. 1 – Oct. 12, 2018.

32 home fire fatalities were reported by the U.S. news media for Oct. 6-12, 2019.

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

New York leads the nation in reported fatalities with 89.

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