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U.S. Fire Administration Blog

Articles for the fire and emergency medical services (EMS) providing information on professional development, emergent issues and critical emergency services sector infrastructures.

wildfire smoke in Portland, Oregon
NEW InfoGram
  • CRR
  • Data
  • Wildfire & WUI

AirNow Fire and Smoke Map helps communities monitor air quality

The updated map now includes a dashboard to give users quick access to key information about wildfire smoke conditions.

N95 masks
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  • COVID-19
  • Equipment & Technology
  • Health & Safety

Emergency use respirator authorizations no longer in effect

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration no longer authorizes use of non-NIOSH-approved or decontaminated disposable respirators in health care settings.

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