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COVID-19 pandemic response listening session

A new report from USFA summarizes discussions among national emergency response stakeholders about the impact of COVID-19 on the fire and emergency medical services and potential solutions to mitigate response challenges experienced during the recent pandemic.

Adoption of the potential solutions in this report may improve the safety and efficacy of emergency response for a future pandemic or event of national significance.

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Emergency response guides for electric vehicles and lithium-ion batteries

Standardized guides for electric vehicle and lithium-ion battery response are now available for easy access to critical information for first responders.

The National Fire Protection Association maintains a collection of emergency response guides from 35+ alternative fuel vehicle manufacturers.

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Federal agencies release report on WUI issues and resolutions

The report, “Wildland Urban Interface: A Look at Issues and Resolutions,” was developed to motivate collaborative actions targeted toward the prevention of catastrophic wildfires in the wildland urban interface (WUI).

The report provides recommendations for 13 issues that, if heeded, will assist in the creation of fire-resilient communities and save lives and property.

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Situational awareness away from home

Key fire safety messages to share with your community for hotels and motels, vacation rentals, office buildings and recreational vehicles.

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Situational awareness away from home

Key fire safety messages to share with your community for hotels and motels, vacation rentals, office buildings and recreational vehicles.

Explore resources

  • #BeKnowDo
  • #HotelFireSafety
  • #WorkplaceFireSafety

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Podcast

The USFA Podcast

COVID-19 and its continuing challenges for the fire service

On this episode of The USFA Podcast, we talk with Dr. James Augustine about some of the COVID-19 challenges that the fire and EMS continue to deal with.

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Mitigating firefighter heat stress

Several resources are available to help you make sure your department's rehabilitation program effectively mitigates heat stress.

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Recreational vehicle (RV) fire safety

Share these life-saving tips with the RV users in your community.

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Discover the benefits of live online training from the National Fire Academy

These 2-day online instructor-led live courses are proving to be an effective and popular way to deliver important training to first responders across the country.

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New manual helps departments develop an EMS safety program

The EMS Safety Practices manual will show you how to enhance EMS provider health and safety and support the reduction of occupational illness and injuries.

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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 (2022)

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Home fire deaths (2022)

Down 3% compared to deaths reported from Jan. 1 to July 2, 2021.

28 home fire deaths were reported by the U.S. news media for June 26 to July 2.

Older adults (65 and over) represent 24% of all deaths.

Pennsylvania leads the nation in reported deaths with 91.

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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.