Fire and EMS station design

Design recommendations for new and renovated facilities to achieve a safe and healthy work environment.

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Audience: Community leaders, architects and emergency response personnel

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Nonresidential building fires

Nonresidential building fires have a significant economic impact on a community as they may lead to lost jobs and closed businesses. Read about their characteristics in this updated report for 2014 to 2016.

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Countering false social media information

The Department of Homeland Security has released a white paper on how to counter false social media information in disasters and emergencies.

Read the article. Download the July 19 InfoGram PDF ~160 KB

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New Firefighter Cancer Registry will help to monitor cancer incidents

The Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2018 requires the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop and maintain a voluntary registry of firefighters with cancer. The data will be available to researchers for free if their research findings are made public.

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Study reveals successful smoke alarm installation partnership

Find out what happened when Maricopa County, Arizona firefighters partnered with nurses from a home visiting program to get smoke alarms into homes of the “hard-to-reach.”

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Documenting fire death incidents without a fire department response

This NFIRSGram advises local fire departments not to report fire death incidents to the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) if their department didn't respond.

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New proposal for developing fire loss estimates

This paper introduces fire data analysts and researchers to the new method the USFA intends to use to develop national fire loss estimates with National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) data.

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Fire sprinkler tax incentives for small businesses

Recent federal tax reform legislation includes incentives that make it more affordable for small business owners to install fire sprinklers.

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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.

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On-duty firefighter fatalities (2018)

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Home fire fatalities (2018)

Up 18 percent compared to fatalities reported from Jan. 1 – July 14, 2017.

43 home fire fatalities were reported by the U.S. news media for July 8-14, 2018.

Older adults (65 and over) represent 25 percent of all fatalities.

Pennsylvania leads the nation in reported fatalities with 91.

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Share this video with your community to show residents how to increase the chance of surviving a home fire by more than 82 percent and decreasing fire damage by up to 97 percent.