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Suicide prevention and awareness resources

September is Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month. Take this opportunity to build awareness around the very real and concerning problem of suicide among emergency responders. Learn how to help a colleague who may be struggling.

More first responders die by suicide than in the line of duty.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti holds a vile of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination while LAFD firefighters receive the vaccine at Station 4 on Dec. 28.

COVID-19 vaccination and testing mandates for EMS agencies

New vaccine and testing mandates for EMS workers from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will go into effect in the coming months.

EMS worker vaccination is required for departments to continue participation in Medicare and Medicaid programs.

: Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times

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Cooking fires in residential buildings

This report describes the characteristics of cooking fires in residential buildings reported to the National Fire Incident Reporting System for 2017‑2019.

Annually, an estimated 187,500 home cooking fires resulted in 165 deaths, 3,325 injuries and $444 million in property loss.
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Oct. 2‑3, 2021 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend

This year's in-person national tribute service in Emmitsburg, Maryland, will honor firefighters who died in the line of duty from 2019 to 2020 and in previous years.


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Nearly three-quarters of 9/11 responders have long-term illness

A new report from the Fire Department of the City of New York's World Trade Center Health Program describes the long-term health effects of 9/11 rescue and recovery efforts on first responders.

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Legislation impacting firefighting foam continues to evolve

As legislation restricting use of firefighting foams containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) increases, a recent report finds that fluorine-free foam is not currently a “drop-in” alternative to aqueous film forming foam (AFFF).

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Current Events and Issues

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Electric vehicle home charging: safety tips for your community

Help keep residents in your community safe from fire and electric shock hazards related to charging electric vehicles (EVs) by sharing these safety tips.

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Using technology to solve urban response challenges

Learn how the National Urban Security Technology Laboratory is working to meet urban first responder challenges through technology and assist all fire departments with equipment procurement decisions.

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Building resiliency into public safety communications

A new toolkit from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency helps public safety agencies establish resilient communications networks and systems.

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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 13% compared to deaths reported from Jan. 1 – Sept. 18, 2020.

23 home fire deaths were reported by the U.S. news media for Sept. 12‑18.

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

Pennsylvania leads the nation in reported deaths with 104.

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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.