Since the release of the landmark report “America Burning” in 1973, fire loss in the United States is greatly improved. However, due to new fire challenges, much work on our nation's fire problem still remains.
We're partnering with the International Association of Fire Chiefs to evaluate our country's progress in achieving past America Burning recommendations and to review related scholarly research and other relevant information. We'll also examine changes in the fire problem, along with present and future challenges faced by the fire and EMS.
The study results will guide us in the review of current programs and help us to set future priorities. Together, USFA and our partners will work together to find solutions that benefit the public and America's fire and EMS.
Project completion date: September 2020
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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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.
Feb. 5, 2020 FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor presents former USFA Deputy Fire Administrator and NFA Superintendent Dr. Denis Onieal with the Department of Homeland Security's Outstanding Service Medal for accomplishments during his 25 years of federal service. Dr. Onieal retired in January 2020.
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