About the U.S. Fire Administration

U.S. Fire Administration
16825 South Seton Ave.
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

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As an entity of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency, the mission of the U.S. Fire Administration is to provide national leadership to foster a solid foundation for our fire and emergency services stakeholders in prevention, preparedness and response.

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 over $14 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.

USFA position statements on:

USFA strategic plan: 2014 – 2018

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.

Strategic Plan Fiscal Years 2014 – 2018 PDF 2.1 MB

USFA strategic plan cover

USFA Fiscal Year 2017 Report to Congress This report describes USFA’s accomplishments in 2017 that support the commitment to our fire and emergency services stakeholders through NFA training activities, public education and awareness initiatives, research and technology development, and data collection and analysis.

Job vacancy announcements

  • Fire Program Specialist, GS-9/11
    This job is open to: The public | Federal employees and other groups
  • The ideal candidate for this position will have comprehensive experience in the collection of information and reporting of on-duty firefighter fatalities. This position starts at a salary of $56,233 (GS-9); if selected at the GS-11, the position starts at a salary of $68,036. The promotion potential is $81,548 (GS-12).
  • This announcement will close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET), Monday, March 25, 2019 OR at 11:59 p.m. ET on the date of the 200th application.

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.

U.S. Fire Administrator Keith Bryant receives a briefing on the California wildfires.

U.S. Fire Administrator Keith Bryant (right) and National Fire Academy Superintendent Tonya Hoover recently toured areas in California devastated by wildfires. Pictured here, Fire Administrator Bryant receives a briefing from California state emergency services officials on the destruction in Santa Rosa.

Doing business with USFA

For information on contracting opportunities, marketing to USFA, small business opportunities, and active contracts, please visit FEMA.gov.

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