"What Structural Fire Fighters Need to Know About Rhabdomyolysis": NIOSH document, May 2018 (PDF, 2 pages, 3.7 MB) New icon

"Preventing Deaths and Injuries of Fire Fighters Working at Basement and Other Below-Grade Fires": NIOSH document, July 2018 (PDF, 5 pages, 449 KB) New icon

"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) New icon

"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/    

Fire Operations for Photovoltaic Emergencies (external link to Cal Fire-Office of the State Fire Marshal PDF training document)

United States Dept. of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health and Administration (OSHA)/ Safety and Health Topics/ Asbestos

National Cancer Institute information on asbestos


Maine Fire Service Institute

Maine Fire Chiefs' Assocation

Maine Chapter International Association of Arson Investigators

Maine Forest Service Wildfire Danger Report

Maine Dept. of Environmental Protection Guidance on Live Fire Instruction and Training Activities (PDF, 5 pages, 179 KB)

Data and Coding

Excel spreadsheet to document Maine fire department "non-response" calls due to lack of personnel: non-responded calls (Excel, 68 KB)

2014 NFIRS Coding Questions Guide

FEMA Code-A-Gram on coding a NFIRS report when the call was canceled en route (PDF, 96 KB, 2 pages)

National Fire Protection Association- Statistics, Research Reports, Codes and Program Information

U.S. Census Bureau

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.

Fire Sprinkler Information

Fire Sprinkler Initiative

Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition

National Fire Sprinkler Association, Inc.- Information on sprinklers, applications and training

Other Resources

Focus on Fire Prevention Foundation

Consumer Products Safety Commission

Vision 20/20-A National Strategic Agenda for Fire Loss Prevention

A National Report Card on Women in Firefighting, April 2008 (PDF, 884 KB)

International Association of Women in Fire and Emergency Services