Next event: U.S. Fire Administrator’s Summit on Fire Prevention and Control Emmitsburg, Maryland
Fire killed 3,800 and injured 14,700 people in 2021. Property damage due to fire reached $15.9 billion for the year.
Firefighters paid a high price for this fire record as well; in 2021, 141 firefighters died on duty.
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 National Fire Prevention and Control Administration (NFPCA), now 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.
U.S. Fire Administration announces effort to launch new fire information and analytics platform
The new National Emergency Response Information System platform will replace the legacy data system known as the National Fire Incident Reporting System with a secure, cloud-hosted platform.
America Burning: 50 years of fire safety and prevention
The release of America Burning was a watershed moment in the history of the fire service and fire safety and prevention in the United States. It highlighted the need for a comprehensive and coordinated approach to address fire safety and gain support for reforms.
The America Burning report also showed that while some fire-related matters are the responsibility of local communities, fire safety is a national issue that demands unwavering and concerted action.
USFA hosts the first-ever Women's National Weekend Program
The USFA, in partnership with Women in Fire, hosted our first-ever Women's National Weekend at the National Fire Academy, June 24‑25. Fire and EMS personnel (career/volunteer/combination) across all disciplines, e.g., structural, airport, wildland, prevention, etc., attended the program. The 2-day event offered 7 different NFA classes.
June 24-25, 2023: Attendees of the first-ever Women's National Weekend at the National Fire Academy.
Job vacancy announcements
There are no U.S. Fire Administration vacancy announcements at this time.
USFA Organization Day
Our mission is possible!
Staff attended an all-hands meeting to provide input on the upcoming strategic plan, hear the latest updates about reorganization, share information across divisions and ask questions of USFA leadership.
USFA strategic plan: 2019 – 2023
A prepared and resilient fire and EMS
Closely aligned with FEMA's strategic plan, USFA's plan is our long-term strategy to achieve the described goals established for the safety and security of the American people. It ensures that we are positioned to impact and shape the future of the fire and EMS. USFA's initiative to take the lead on issues important to the fire service will aid in the progress toward meeting our goals.
Plan a visit to the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
The National Emergency Training Center is home to the USFA, its National Fire Academy, FEMA's Emergency Management Institute, and several monuments, including the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial.
You must show valid photo identification to enter the NETC campus. We won't accept an image of your photo identification on a cell phone or a printed copy. Escorts are required throughout the duration of your visit. Please contact the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation at 301-447-1365 to schedule your visit and escort.
Foreign National visitors: We must vet you before you can visit the memorial. For assistance, please email Merril Sollenberger at least 4 weeks before your visit.
Doing business with USFA
For information on contracting opportunities, marketing to USFA, small business opportunities, and active contracts, please visit FEMA.gov.