Fire Prevention

Giving back: 15 first responder charities and organizations

It’s the season for giving. Support first responders injured in the line of duty, new recruit education, families of fallen firefighters and other charities. Here’s a list of 15 first responder-specific charities.

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NFA Available Courses Updated

Free training courses and programs are delivered at our campus in Emmitsburg, Maryland, online and throughout the nation. Offerings include: Health and Safety Program Manager, Leadership in Supervision, Incident Safety Officer, Management of EMS, New Executive Chief Officer, WUI Fire Adapted Communities, Youth Fire Prevention and Intervention, Fire Investigations, and Community Risk Reduction.

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Updated Fire Death Rate and Risk by State

The overall 10-year fire death rate trend increased 3% from 2010 to 2019. This research presents a snapshot of fire losses by state reported through the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) in 2019. Also included is information about fire departments and firefighter and home fire fatalities in 2021.

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Top wildfire expert prescribes controlled burns as preventive care

Scientists testified before Congress on Tuesday to request funding for new software that predicts the behavior of ever bigger fires — to compute, for example, how a wildfire would move through a residential neighborhood. The next day, President Biden promised to provide more resources, including higher pay for federal firefighters and making those positions year-round

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Research Corner: Outdoor Lithium-Ion Energy Storage Systems

UL’s Fire Safety Research Institute conducted three experiments on an intermodal container that was configured to represent an outdoor modular walk-in energy storage system, such as the one where an explosion occurred in April 2019. The experiments were designed to demonstrate the fundamental fire and explosion hazards that develop when cascading thermal runaway occurs inside

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4 Hazmat Lessons from a Weeks-Long Battery Fire

Officials had no idea more than 200,000 lithium batteries were stored in an Illinois warehouse until it caught fire. At 11:45 a.m. June 29 in the small Illinois city of Morris, firefighters were dispatched to a warehouse fire. City officials say they had no idea what was in the 70,000-square-foot warehouse and that no permits

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USFA Report: Civilian Fire Fatalities in Residential Buildings (2017‑2019)

Fires can occur anywhere but fires that affect our homes are often the most tragic and the most preventable. This report describes the characteristics of civilian fire fatalities in residential buildings reported to the National Fire Incident Reporting System for 2017‑2019.

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