About FEMA


Not all emergencies and disasters can be prevented. But there are some that can. For example, most chemical explosions and hazardous materials spills can be prevented. Many fires are also preventable, and fire prevention is an important objective of the United States Fire Administration (USFA). USFA engages in many activities to encourage fire prevention. Examples of its most important prevention activities are to educate the public on what to do to prevent fires ("install smoke detectors," "use space heaters safely") and help the fire and emergency medical services (EMS) providers conduct their own public education efforts.

Last Modified: Sunday, 01-Apr-2007 15:53:26 EDT