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Topical Fire Report Series

Residential building cooking fires

Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and injuries. This report addresses the characteristics of home cooking fires from 2014 to 2016.

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Winter residential building fires

Winter home fires make up a large portion of overall residential fire casualties. This report addresses the characteristics of winter home fires during the months of January, February and March from 2014 to 2016.

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The NFA application period is CLOSED.

The application period for our first semester (Oct. 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020) courses will open from April 15 to June 15, 2019.

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New content for fire and EMS

Coffee Break Bulletin

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After a disaster: recovery assistance for fire departments

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Public Assistance grant program helps emergency service organizations with funding to repair and rebuild facilities after a disaster.

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Focusing on the real line-of-duty killer of firefighters

Regular physicals and health screenings are critical to finding out your risk for heart attack and stroke.

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First responder safety awareness of fourth generation nerve agents

New awareness guides are now available to help first responders prepare for fourth generation nerve agent incidents.

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Current events and issues

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Firefighter decon challenges: knowledge versus practice

New study explores firefighter attitudes, norms and perceived barriers to field decontamination processes.

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Topical Fire Report Series

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New report looks at electrical fires in residential buildings

This report addresses the characteristics of home electrical fires from 2014 to 2016. Issues examined include how electrical fires start, fire spread, area of fire origin, and what ignites first.

An estimated 24,000 electrical fires in residential buildings occurred each year and resulted in an average of 310 deaths, 850 injuries and $871 million in property loss.
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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 (2019)

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Home fire fatalities (2019)

Down 38 percent compared to fatalities reported from Jan. 1 – Feb. 9, 2018.

50 home fire fatalities were reported by the U.S. news media for Feb. 3-9, 2019.

Older adults (65 and over) represent 27 percent of all fatalities.

New York leads the nation in reported fatalities with 21.

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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 with your community to show residents how to increase the chance of surviving a home fire by more than 82 percent and decreasing fire damage by up to 97 percent.