Fire kills over 3,000 and injures 16,000 people each year. Firefighters pay a high price for this terrible fire record as well; about 100 firefighters die on duty each year. Direct property losses due to fire reach almost $12 billion a year. Most of these deaths and losses can be prevented!
America's fire losses today represent a dramatic improvement from more than 40 years ago. In 1971, our nation lost more than 12,000 residents and 250 firefighters to fire. Acting to stop these tragic losses, Congress passed the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act in 1974. It created the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) and the National Fire Academy (NFA). Since that time, through data collection, public education, research and training efforts, USFA has helped to reduce fire deaths and make our communities and residents safer.
Nov. 11, 2016 We’re proud to recognize the veterans of our nation’s military who now serve their country at the National Emergency Training Center. These federal and contract staff members represent all branches of our armed services, and include veterans decorated for valorous and meritorious service – in direct combat and dozens of campaigns – with several receiving Purple Hearts. We salute all for their devotion to duty and service to our country!
This plan describes our long-term strategy and outlines the key initiatives we will use to achieve the goals designed for the safety and security of the American people. It also describes the values and guiding principles that are foundational to successfully building and maintaining an organization created to be America’s fire and emergency services leader.
There are no U.S. Fire Administration vacancy announcements at this time.
Look for fire service career opportunities on usajobs.gov.
If you are a student interested in a fire and emergency services career, USFA’s Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience.
July 7, 2016 Bill Troup (right) was honored with the 2016 Everett E. Hudiburg Memorial Award for outstanding achievement in fire service training at the International Fire Service Training Association’s annual validation conference. Bill, who serves in the National Fire Data Center, was recognized for significant contributions to the training of firefighters through emergency responder health and safety research initiatives. Congratulations Bill!
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