This page contains resources to assist fire and emergency medical services (EMS) departments with planning and responding to pandemics, with a special emphasis on COVID-19.
Recommendations for fire protection systems and unique school changes that might require special attention from a fire and life safety perspective.
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 the COVID-19 pandemic.
Consider these factors when preparing to reopen pools with social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
During a severe pandemic, workloads increase and staff sizes diminish as employees and their families become ill or are quarantined. This guide provides contingency planning information that can help fire and EMS departments reduce the worst impacts.
This checklist serves as a reference for rural response agencies to evaluate their current preparedness and identify areas that need further mitigation measures.
An epidemiology overview for EMS providers from all types of EMS systems.
This document provides an overview of general considerations, potential strategies and existing resources that EMS agencies may use to inform changes to their operations and standards of care. Sample documents are provided.
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The U.S. Fire Administration is using the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) to conduct a national-level special study on fire department responses to COVID-19. The goal of the study is to help fire departments consistently document fire department calls to suspected or confirmed incidents involving COVID-19.
fire service personnel responses to confirmed or suspected COVID-19 incidents from Jan. 1 – Sept. 22, 2020.