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NFIRS Week: Feb. 22-26

Join USFA and the International Association of Fire Chiefs for the first ever National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) Week. The week will feature daily webinars on topics that highlight exciting NFIRS modernization upgrades and future system plans.

By participating in NFIRS Week, you'll gain a deeper understanding of what NFIRS is and what it offers users at all levels. You can also ask data managers and end users your questions.
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Training for EMS COVID-19 vaccine delivery

Just-in-time training resources for emergency medical technician SARS-CoV-2 vaccinators include a training video on intramuscular vaccine administration, an injection skill checklist and EMS vaccine administration manual.

As communities boost their COVID-19 vaccination campaigns, they may utilize EMS personnel to assist.
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Coffee Break Bulletin

Effective communication can ignite wildfire safety engagement

Find out about 5 actions that can help you to build good relationships with residents in wildfire-prone regions.

Good outcomes are dependent upon a holistic look at the wildfire risk and effective, ongoing community engagement by firefighters, residents and all partners.
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February is for hearts: focus on your cardiovascular health

February is American Heart Month. It's an opportunity for the fire service to promote awareness about heart disease and ways to adopt healthier lifestyles.

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CDC Virtual Forum and Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccine Programs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is sponsoring a 3-day forum Feb. 22-24 to provide information on promising practices and practical tools and inform vaccine implementation in communities across the country.

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Current Events and Issues

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Interdependent factors can influence WUI fire home survivability

Learn about research findings related to weather, terrain, building materials and property layout and actionable steps that communities can take to reduce wildfire-related loss.

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Know your safety risks: electric vehicle battery fires

Learn about three key safety risks to first responders from electric vehicle fires.

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Create your emergency plans using FEMA preparedness guides

The Federal Emergency Management Agency offers comprehensive preparedness guides to help state, local, tribal and territorial agencies to create their emergency plans.

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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 (2021)

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Home fire deaths (2021)

Up 21% compared to deaths reported from Jan. 1 – Feb. 20, 2020.

81 home fire deaths were reported by the U.S. news media for Feb. 14-20.

Older adults (65 and over) represent 25% of all deaths.

Pennsylvania leads the nation in reported deaths with 37.

Explore home fire deaths reported by the news media

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.