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Alive on Arrival: Tips for Safe Emergency Vehicle Operations

This flyer provides information on the basics of emergency vehicle and roadway operations safety - including the roles of drivers, passengers, and the officer in charge.


America at Risk

The final report of the America Burning Recommissioned Commission. The Commission reached two major conclusions: 1) the frequency and severity of fires in America is a result of our nation's failure to adequately apply and fund known loss reduction strategies and 2) firefighters and the communities they serve would benefit if the approach to avoiding loss from fires and other hazards was equal to the dedication shown in firefighting and rescue operations.

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Emergency Incident Rehabilitation

Examines critical topics related to emergency incident rehabilitation, including operational issues, human physiology, weather issues,technology, and addresses ways to better protect firefighters and other emergency responders through the use of proper protective clothing and improved tactical procedures.


Emergency Medical Services Programs

This publication contains information on USFA Emergency Medical Services (EMS) research projects and National Fire Academy EMS training courses.

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EMS Safety Practices

Create a safety culture within the EMS department. Learn how to develop a safety program that covers all aspects of EMS operations.

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Fire Departments and Maritime Interface Area Preparedness

This report addresses fire department preparedness for incidents in maritime areas and the importance of establishing a multiagency response capability that includes law enforcement, the U.S. Coast Guard, port authorities, the private sector, emergency medical services, and emergency management agencies. Stakeholders in maritime emergency preparedness include Federal, State, and local governments as well as commercial private-sector entities and labor organizations.


Fire Police and EMS Coordination at Apartment Building Explosion (Harlem, New York City - November 1992)

Multi-agency response to gas explosion in highrise apartment building involves substantial search and rescue operations, patient triage and evacuation.


Fire Service Operations for the Southeastern Tornados - April 2011

This report provides insight into the challenges and needs of local fire and EMS agencies as they responded to the April 2011 tornados in the southeastern United States.


Fire/EMS Department Operational Considerations and Guide for Active Shooter and Mass Casualty Incidents

This guide is a fire and EMS resource that can be used to support planning and preparation for active shooter and mass casualty incidents.


Fires Involving Medical Oxygen Equipment: Special Report

This report describes the general hazards associated with oxygen-enriched atmospheres, including aluminum in contact with high-pressure oxygen, a number of recent incidents, maintenance recommendations, and contributing factors are also included.


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