This page presents a snapshot of statistics reported by U.S. fire departments participating in the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) COVID-19 Special Study.
Social distancing to control building occupant flow can result in fire and life safety issues, such as blocked or locked emergency exits.
Considerations for authorities having jurisdiction and building managers when social distancing during COVID-19.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) answers your questions about providing medical treatment, transport of ill patients, how you can protect yourself and others, and what steps employers of firefighter and EMS personnel should take for safe and effective COVID-19 response.
The CDC has published interim guidance on COVID-19 for all first responders. This includes the fire service, emergency medical services (EMS), law enforcement and emergency management officials. If you anticipate close contact with persons with confirmed or possible COVID-19 in the course of your work, please read this guidance.