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New report explores fire risk for U.S. population

The risk of death or injury from fire is not the same for everyone. This topical fire report explores fire risk for people living in the United States in 2019 and why for some groups of people, fire risk is more severe.

African Americans and American Indians/Alaska Natives were at a greater relative risk of dying in a fire than the general population.
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Using multimedia to inform and inspire people to embrace fire safety

Tips for fire departments on how to use multimedia to communicate safety information and tell success stories about fire prevention and response activities.

Learning new ways to tell your department's success stories via multimedia presentations can inspire others to support your efforts.

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Thanksgiving Day fire statistics

Learn about the characteristics of Thanksgiving Day fires and get fire safety graphics to share on social media.

For each year from 2017 to 2019, an estimated average of 2,300 residential building fires were reported to fire departments in the U.S. on Thanksgiving Day. These fires caused an average of 5 deaths, 25 injuries and $26 million in property loss.

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Planning for soft target security

Fire/EMS: Prepare for security risks to public gatherings with resources to help you counter threats to soft targets.

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Safety notices posted for certain medical gloves and respirators

The FDA and NIOSH have posted notices on certain imported medical gloves and some of Advoque Safeguard's NIOSH-approved N95 particulate filtering respirators.

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National 911 Program kicks off computer-aided dispatch assessment project

The assessment will lend understanding to the costs and challenges of establishing interoperable 911 computer-aided dispatch (CAD) data-sharing capability across the United States.

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FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell swears in Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell as U.S. Fire Administrator.

U.S. Fire Administrator Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell (right) is sworn in by FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell.

Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell takes oath as USFA's Fire Administrator

Dr. Moore-Merrell was sworn in on Oct. 25. Learn more about our new Fire Administrator and her vision for USFA.

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Protecting first responders from opioid exposure

Learn how 3 new fentanyl detection standards can protect first responders from opioid exposure in the field.

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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)

Explore firefighter fatality statistics

Home fire deaths (2021)

Up 10% compared to deaths reported from Jan. 1 – Nov. 13, 2020.

49 home fire deaths were reported by the U.S. news media for Nov. 7‑13.

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

Pennsylvania leads the nation in reported deaths with 122.

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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.