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Wildfire Report Series

Investigation of MODIS-detected fires in NFIRS

The first report in our Wildfire Report Series investigates the feasibility of using Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data as a means for identifying wildfire incidents that may be missing from the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS).

Our examination of MODIS-detected fires shows that few of these incidents are reported in NFIRS.
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Your role in safe air medical transport

Find out about recommendations from the National Transportation Safety Board to ensure emergency responder safety when requesting air medical transport.

Air medical flight operators are not yet required by the Federal Aviation Administration to have a safety management system in place.
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Training for EMS COVID-19 vaccine delivery

Just-in-time training resources for emergency medical technician SARS-CoV-2 vaccinators include a training video on intramuscular vaccine administration, an injection skill checklist and EMS vaccine administration manual.

As communities boost their COVID-19 vaccination campaigns, they may utilize EMS personnel to assist.
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Older adult outreach materials

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Coffee Break Bulletin

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Effective communication can ignite wildfire safety engagement

Find out about 5 actions that can help you to build good relationships with residents in wildfire-prone regions.

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Current Events and Issues

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Interdependent factors can influence WUI fire home survivability

Learn about research findings related to weather, terrain, building materials and property layout and actionable steps that communities can take to reduce wildfire-related loss.

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Know your safety risks: electric vehicle battery fires

Learn about three key safety risks to first responders from electric vehicle fires.

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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 (2021)

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Home fire deaths (2021)

Up 23% compared to deaths reported from Jan. 1 – Feb. 27, 2020.

79 home fire deaths were reported by the U.S. news media for Feb. 21-27.

Older adults (65 and over) represent 25% of all deaths.

Pennsylvania and Texas lead the nation in reported deaths with 39.

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Share this video to learn how to prevent exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). These substances are linked to cancer and may be present in firefighting foam.