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Protecting people who live or work in high-rises

Learn about high-rise fire protection features and get resources to teach community residents about high-rise fire safety.

Use our graphics in your fire and life safety outreach to high-rise building occupants.
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Now available: mental fitness training for wildland fire fireline personnel

A new module, Wildfire Mental Health, has been added to the National Wildfire Coordinating Group's Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher (WFSTAR).

Firefighters will learn about building resilience to face adversity and improving mental preparedness.

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New interactive, web-based IPAWS toolkit released

The new version of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) Program Planning Toolkit aids alerting authorities and alert originators at federal, state, local, tribal and territorial levels in developing an alerting program plan using best practices.

The web-based toolkit includes a template creator for critical alert messaging (English and Spanish).

Put a Freeze on Winter Fires

Help increase awareness about heating fire safety and carbon monoxide poisoning in your community by sharing these messages on social media.

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Put a Freeze on Winter Fires

Help increase awareness about heating fire safety and carbon monoxide poisoning in your community by sharing these messages on social media.

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  • Visit us on:
  • #WinterFireSafety #COtheSilentKiller

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Updated: FEMA's Long-Term Community Resilience Exercise Resource Guide

Help your community prepare for climate change threats and hazards. Get the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) Long-Term Community Resilience Exercise Resource Guide.

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Using social media to reach out to your community

If your fire department isn't on social media yet, check out this overview of popular platforms and tips for posting content.

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2021 update to Yellow Ribbon Report on behavioral health and wellness is now available

Designed to educate all ranks about risk factors that can lead to declining mental wellness, this resource includes best practices to help normalize the mental health impacts of fire and emergency service vocations.

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New national EMS education standards published

The standards define competencies, clinical behaviors and judgments required of EMS personnel.

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Using multimedia to inform and inspire people to embrace fire safety

Tips for fire departments on how to use multimedia to communicate safety information and tell success stories about fire prevention and response activities.

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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)

Up 52% compared to deaths reported from Jan. 1 – Jan. 8, 2021.

92 home fire deaths were reported by the U.S. news media for Jan. 2‑8.

Older adults (65 and over) represent 17% of all deaths.

Pennsylvania leads the nation in reported deaths with 15.

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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.