2018 National Arson Awareness Week May 6 – 12

This year’s theme is “Reducing Arson at Vacant and Abandoned Buildings.”

We’re sharing information and materials that will help fire departments keep firefighters safe when responding to incidents — and help community leaders address the issue of arson — in vacant and abandoned buildings.

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Risk management practices

This guide contains recommended approaches to manage organizational, operational and community risk.

Download the guide PDF 2.6 MB

Current events and issues

home boarded up with clear board

Clear boarding creates a ”no ply“ zone

There’s a new alternative to plywood for boarding up vacant and abandoned buildings that can help prevent arson: clear board.

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Surgeon General issues advisory on opioid abuse, naloxone

EMS personnel: Naloxone is now available to the public through a prescription and it’s possible a person overdosing has already been treated with naloxone before help arrives.

Read the article. Download the April 12 InfoGram PDF ~160 KB

Current events and issues

firefighters walking away in PPE after a fire

Clean gear is the new badge of honor

This article looks at firefighter perceptions of dirty gear and how Palm Beach County Fire Rescue promoted organizational resilience to combat the risk of firefighter cancer from dirty gear.

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Digital media


Move over for emergency responders Social media card

Share this card on Twitter and Facebook to remind community residents to slow down and move over when they see emergency lights.

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The NFA application period is OPEN.

The application period for our first semester (Oct. 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019) courses is open from April 15 to June 15, 2018. Here’s how to apply for courses and get a Student Identification Number.

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On-duty firefighter fatalities (2018)

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Home fire fatalities (2018)

Up 21 percent compared to fatalities reported from Jan. 1 – April 14, 2017.

43 home fire fatalities were reported by the U.S. news media for April 8-14, 2018.

Older adults (65 and over) represent 24 percent of all fatalities.

Pennsylvania leads the nation in reported fatalities with 59.

Explore home fire fatalities reported by the news media

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.