The release of the landmark report “America Burning” in 1973 called for the creation of a “ U.S. Fire Administration” to help combat America's significant fire problem. Forty-five years after the creation of the USFA in 1974, fire loss in America is greatly improved but much work remains and new challenges for our nation's fire and EMS must be met.
On the 45th anniversary of the USFA, we encourage you to revisit America Burning to appreciate the transformative effect this report had on fire and life safety in the United States.Download America Burning PDF 7.5 MB
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 Emergency Medical Services. USFA's initiative to take the lead on issues important to the fire service will aid in the progress toward meeting our goals.
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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 Volunteer Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience.
Oct. 29, 2019 U.S. Fire Administration leadership, past and present, gathered to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the USFA. Pictured from left to right: Ken Burris (former Chief Operating Officer); former Fire Administrators Greg Cade, Carrye Brown and Kelvin Cochran; Keith Bryant (Fire Administrator); Charlie Dickinson (former Deputy Fire Administrator); Denis Onieal (Deputy Fire Administrator) and Tonya Hoover (NFA Superintendent).
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