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COVID-19: make infection control a priority

The latest information and resources for fire and EMS on infection control practices that will protect you and help to stop the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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April is WUI Awareness Month

Each week, we will highlight information about what communities need to know before, during and after a wildland urban interface (WUI) fire.

NFA on-campus training suspended until May 10

National Fire Academy training at the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) is suspended for an eight-week period (March 14 – May 10). Training is suspended due to the ongoing need for students to commit to their families and communities. If you were scheduled for a class at NETC, our Admissions Office will contact you to reschedule.

Off-campus students: please contact your state fire training agency for information about NFA classes delivered in your state.

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NFA Online Help Desk For questions about your online course: Please email questions about your online course to NFAOnlineHelp@fema.dhs.gov

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Mutual aid resource planner

Create better mutual aid plans with the free Mutual Aid Resource Planner.

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NFIRS National COVID-19 Special Study

Learn about the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) special study on fire department responses to COVID-19.

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Current Events and Issues

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Fire onboard: safety tips for boaters in your community

Resources you can use to make people in boating communities aware of onboard fire dangers and how to prevent boat and marina fires.

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Lessons learned at healthcare facilities from recent wildfires

Real-life experiences from the 2017 and 2019 wildfire response in Colorado and California focusing on evacuation, patient tracking, managing planned power shutoffs and planning for the future.

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Coffee Break Bulletin

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The hidden dangers in firefighting foam

Learn how to protect yourself against exposure to dangerous chemical compounds found in firefighting aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) solutions.

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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 (2020)

Explore firefighter fatality statistics

Home fire fatalities (2020)

Up 1% compared to fatalities reported from Jan. 1 – March 28, 2019.

33 home fire fatalities were reported by the U.S. news media for March 22-28.

Older adults (65 and over) represent 28% of all fatalities.

Pennsylvania leads the nation in reported fatalities with 42.

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Planning a trip to visit the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial?

New identification requirements to access our campus are in effect. Please read this information first before scheduling your visit.

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.