Fire chiefs recently participated in the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) Urban Fire Forum (UFF) and endorsed five important documents that address current and emerging issues having an impact on the future of fire and emergency services worldwide. The documents take account of a wide-range of topics including the well-being and mental health of firefighters, …
U.S. Fire Administrator, Dr Lori Moore Merrell and the USFA will host the “2nd Annual U.S. Fire Administrator’s Summit on Fire Prevention and Control” on Tuesday, October 10, 2023. Please consider attending in person, or at a minimum, joining virtually.
This document provides arrival and on-scene procedures for fire department units responding to a structure fire.
Underwriters Laboratories’ (UL’s) Fire Safety Research Institute (FSRI) has created a free online training module, Science of Fire and Explosion Hazards from Lithium-Ion Batteries, to help firefighters better understand the physical phenomena that determine how hazards develop during lithium-ion battery incidents.
A raging fire burning directly into densely populated areas. A historic city built between the ocean and a volcano with limited escape routes. Gale-force winds that left firefighters on the defensive. In the wake of the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century, officials in Hawaii have, at times, insisted that little could have been done …
In late June, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board released its final investigation report on the 2020 propylene release and explosion at the Watson Grinding facility in Houston, Texas, that fatally injured two workers and a nearby resident and damaged hundreds of neighboring homes. The CSB’s final report highlights two key safety issues: …
Campus Fire Safety Month raises awareness about the threat of fires in both on- and off-campus housing, putting relevant information in the hands of students, their parents, and campus housing staff and administrators, helping students make living spaces as safe as possible from fires and associated hazards.
The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and its Wildland Fire Policy Committee are proud to announce the launch of our new interactive web-based geospatial Wildfire Evacuation Planning Toolkit. This toolkit allows users to assess their current capabilities, view evacuation resources, and explore their community within a map-based application to create evacuation zones.
The fires and railroad personnel denying access to local fire departments came just months after a Norfolk Southern train carrying volatile chemicals derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, prompting evacuations of nearby residents as those chemicals burned. The company has been criticized for minimizing safety measures to maximize profit.
Please use this August to meet with your Senators and explain the importance of the AFG and SAFER grant programs for your fire department’s operations. You can contact their offices using the Senate directory. It will require your action to protect the funding for these vital programs.