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Emergency Services Ergonomics and Wellness

Learn how to start an ergonomics and wellness program to help your department reduce job injuries, increase productivity, extend careers and send personnel into healthy retirements.

The prevalence and severity of sprains, strains and muscular pains — the leading injury types — can be reduced through the use of ergonomics, training and education.
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Current Events and Issues

Include everyone in community wildfire preparedness

Pre-fire planning tips for wildfire to help ensure that the whole community's resilience is considered.

When assessing a community's assets at risk, you should include public buildings, multiple dwelling units and businesses.
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National Preparedness Month

Preparedness Month and fire safety

Severe weather can happen in every part of the country. That's why it is important for your community to be ready for severe weather events and to understand the fire risks that can come with them.

September is National Preparedness Month, a time to promote family and community disaster planning.

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New LODD online course for incident commanders

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation has a new online training course to help prepare incident commanders for the unique challenges that occur in the aftermath of a firefighter line-of-duty death.

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COVID-19 increases line-of-duty deaths

COVID-19 may double the overall line-of-duty deaths among the fire service, EMS and law enforcement before it is over.

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Fire-adapted communities

Learn what fire-adapted communities are, where they fit into the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy, and how to create one.

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A pictograph is worth a thousand words

Our pictographs can help you reach everyone in your community with fire and life safety messages.

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There are dozens of ways you can use Fire Is Everyone’s Fight to help teach people in your city or town to be safe from fire. Join the fight for a few ideas to get you started.

On-duty firefighter fatalities (2020)

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Home fire fatalities (2020)

Up 1% compared to fatalities reported from Jan. 1 – Sept. 19, 2019.

13 home fire fatalities were reported by the U.S. news media for Sept. 13-19.

Older adults (65 and over) represent 28% of all fatalities.

Pennsylvania leads the nation in reported deaths with 105.

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Planning a trip to visit the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial?

New identification requirements to access our campus are in effect. Please read this information first before scheduling your visit.

Share this video to learn how to prevent exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). These substances are linked to cancer and may be present in firefighting foam.