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Fire Service Leaders Urge All Residents to Install, Test Home Smoke Alarms – Today!

Jan 8: Yesterday, Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers, Baltimore Fire Chief James Clack, Washington, D.C. Fire Chief Dennis Rubin, and other fire organization leaders joined U.S. Fire Administrator Greg Cade to ask all residents of this nation to install, maintain, and test their smoke alarms. This national effort is a result of one of the deadliest holiday seasons in recent memory and several significant fires in the first days of 2009. More »

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USFA Releases Provisional 2008 Firefighter Fatality Statistics

Jan 7: USFA announced today there were 114 on-duty firefighter fatalities in the United States as a result of incidents that occurred in 2008. During this period, firefighters were lost from 34 states and one from the Virgin Islands. More »

Voice Radio Communications Guide for the Fire Service Released

NIOSH Supports Seat Belt Use by Firefighters

USFA Relaunches Smoking & Home Fires Campaign

2009 Senior Executives in State and Local Government Fellowship Program

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Focus on Fire Safety: Smoke Alarms

The death rate per 100 reported fires is twice as high in homes without working smoke alarms as homes with working smoke alarms.

In the event of a fire, a properly installed and maintained smoke alarm can save your life and those of your loved ones. Smoke alarms are a very important means of preventing home fire fatalities by providing an early warning signal so you and your family can escape. More »

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