"What Structural Fire Fighters Need to Know About Rhabdomyolysis": NIOSH document, May 2018 (PDF, 2 pages, 3.7 MB)
"Preventing Deaths and Injuries of Fire Fighters Working at Basement and Other Below-Grade Fires": NIOSH document, July 2018 (PDF, 5 pages, 449 KB)
"Evaluation of the Performance of Station Wear worn under a NFPA 1971 Structural Fire Fighter Protective Ensemble": Fire Protection Research Foundation, revised August 2018 (PDF, 99 pages, 2 MB)
"Preventing Deaths and Injuries of Fire Fighters Working Above Fire-Damaged Floors": NIOSH document, February 2009 (PDF, 4 pages, 1.9 MB)
The National Association of State Fire Marshals has released two position statements regarding school security: position statement regarding school security including fire alarms and door barricade devices (PDF, 2 pages, 107 KB) and a position statement regarding classroom door security (PDF, 6 pages, 233 KB)
Fire-Community Assessment/Response Evaluation System (FIRECARES) is an online tool that uses large sets of data from various sources to provide fire services and community leaders with information about fire response and risk analysis for their communities. It was funded by FEMA AFG and launched in April 2017: https://firecares.org/
"Assessment of Opportunities for Fire/EMS Service Collaboration: Communities of the Greater Portland Metro Regional Coalition"; Camoin Associates, June 2016. Prepared for the Greater Portland Metro Regional Coalition with support from the Greater Portland Council of Governments (PDF, 20 pages, 1.02 MB). Map/data portal associated with this report: Fire/EMS Service Collaboration report data portal.
Firefighter Safety and Emergency Response for Solar Power Systems: revised Oct. 2013; Casey C. Grant, P.E., Fire Protection Research Foundation (PDF, 99 pages, 3.8 MB)
Fire Operations for Photovoltaic Emergencies (external link to Cal Fire-Office of the State Fire Marshal PDF training document)
Vision 20/20 Fire Safety Materials Generator (create free door hangers, fliers and activity guides with your department's logo)
Mesothelioma is a deadly form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, and firefighters may be exposed to asbestos during firefighting activities. Our office has linked to resources that provide general information on asbestos and mesothelioma. -Updated 3/22/18
Data and Coding
Excel spreadsheet to document Maine fire department "non-response" calls due to lack of personnel: non-responded calls (Excel, 68 KB)
FEMA Code-A-Gram on coding a NFIRS report when the call was canceled en route (PDF, 96 KB, 2 pages)
Online Training Available: Over a five-year period, the cause of ignition in the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) was unknown in almost three out of every five home fire deaths, according to the United States Fire Administration and the National Fire Protection Association. Recognizing the reporting gap in NFIRS, the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) has launched a free, online training program for the fire service, “Understanding Your Role in Fire Incident Data,” available at NASFM’s training portal www.nasfm-training.org. The new training program is the result of a project by NASFM’s Fire Education Research Foundation, funded by a FEMA Fire Prevention and Safety Grant, to determine the root causes contributing to the reporting gap and develop a training solution to help fire departments across the nation with stronger reporting practices.