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