|First Responder Communities of Practice|
First Responder Communities of Practice is a professional networking, collaboration and communication platform created by the Department of Homeland Security Science andTechnology Directorate to support improved collaboration and information sharing amongst the nation's First Responders and other Federal, State, Tribal, Territorial, and local governments supporting homeland security efforts.
|U.S. Fire Administration|
USFA provides information resources in many formats, including DVD, books and pamphlets, free of charge. Customers can use our online catalog to order from over 400 publications and other information products.
|National Interagency Fire Center|
The National Interagency Fire Center gathers and disseminates information on fires and other natural disasters that occur nationwide. The staff summarizes technical information for ease of understanding and assists in providing this information to interested groups and individuals and elected officials at the federal, state, and local levels. The Morning Report is the primary document containing this information.
Firescope, Firefighting Resources of California Organized for Potential Emergencies, represents all facets of local, rural, and metropolitan fire departments in California, as well as the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, and federal fire agencies.
|InciWeb Incident Information System for Fires|
InciWeb is an interagency all-risk incident information management system. The system was developed with two primary missions:
1. Provide the public a single source of incident related information
2. Provide a standardized reporting tool for the Public Affairs community
A number of supporting systems automate the delivery of incident information to remote sources. This ensures that the information regarding active incidents is consistent, and the delivery is timely.
The national Firewise Communities program is a multi-agency effort designed to reach beyond the fire service by involving homeowners, community leaders, planners, developers, and others in the effort to protect people, property, and natural resources from the risk of wildland fire - before a fire starts. The Firewise Communities approach emphasizes community responsibility for planning in the design of a safe community as well as effective emergency response, and individual responsibility for safer home construction and design, landscaping, and maintenance.
|Fire Fighter Near Miss Reporting System|
The National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System is a voluntary, confidential, non-punitive and secure reporting system with the goal of improving fire fighter safety. Submitted reports will be reviewed by fire service professionals. Identifying descriptions are removed to protect your identity. The report is then posted on this web site for other fire fighters to use as a learning tool.
|Suicide Prevention Resources for First Responders|
The National Institute of Mental Health provides information on the role of first responders in preventing suicide, helping suicide attempters, helping suicide survivors and helping yourself and fellow first responders.
|SUIDS and SIDS Resources for First Responders|
Information for first responders on handling sudden unexpected infant death (SUID). The site includes a discussion of the roles of emergency medical technicians (EMTs), firefighters, emergency-room personnel, and coroners/medical examiners who investigate and determine cause of death. The site offers information applicable nationwide and sample documents from selected states.
|Geospatial Multi-Agency Coordination (GEOMAC)|
The Geospatial Multi-Agency Coordination Group or GeoMAC, is an internet-based mapping application originally designed for fire managers to access online maps of current fire locations and perimeters in the conterminous 48 States and Alaska. Using a standard web browser, fire personnel can view this information to pinpoint the affected areas.
|Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP)|
The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) was created by Congress in 1998 as an interagency research, development, and applications partnership between the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Funding priorities and policies are set by the JFSP Governing Board, which includes representatives from the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Geological Survey, and five representatives from the Forest Service.
|National Fire Plan Healthy Forests and Rangelands|
Healthy Forests and Rangelands is portal to information about the National Fire Plan (NFP), Healthy Forests Initiative (HFI), and related initiatives. It is a cooperative effort between the United States Department of the Interior (DOI), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and their land management agencies.
|Fire Wildlife Services|
This chapter describes the safety standards established for our Fire Management Program. These standards provide for the safety of employees and the public, prevent the loss of suppression equipment and supplies, and minimize the occurrence of accidents. The Fire Management Handbook contains detailed guidance.
Landfire is an interagency vegetation, fire and fuel characteristics mapping program sponsored by the Department of the Interior, the Department of Agriculture and the Forst Service.
|National Fire Incident Reporting System|
This Web site provides system resources and an overview of the standard national reporting system used by U.S. fire departments to report fires and other incidents to which they respond and to maintain records of these incidents in a uniform manner.
|National Preparedness Network (PREPnet)|
As an entity of the Department of Homeland Security, the mission of the USFA is to reduce life and economic losses due to fire and related emergencies, through leadership, advocacy, coordination and support. We serve
|United States Fire Administration|
As an entity of the Department of Homeland Security, the mission of the USFA is to reduce life and economic losses due to fire and related emergencies, through leadership, advocacy, coordination and support.
|Associations and Memberships|
|Association for Fire Ecology|
The Association for Fire Ecology is an organization of professionals dedicated to improving the knowledge and use of fire in land management through science and education.
|Missoula Fire Sciences Lab|
The Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program of the Rocky Mountain Research Station has a national charter to conduct fundamental and applied research relating to wildland fire processes, terrestrial and atmospheric effects of fire, and ecological adaptations to fire. In addition, the Program develops associated knowledge tools and applications for both scientists and managers. The scope of work addresses four stages of wildland fire, including: the pre-fire environment; combustion and fire behavior processes; immediate (first-order) fire effects; and longer-term (second-order) fire effects.
|International Association of Fire Chiefs|
The mission of the IAFC is to provide leadership to career and volunteer chiefs, chief fire officers and managers of emergency service organizations throughout the international community through vision, information, education, services and representation to enhance their professionalism and capabilities.
|International Association of Fire Fighters|
The International Association of Fire Fighters, headquartered in Washington, DC, represents more than 280,000 full-time professional fire fighters and paramedics who protect 85 percent of the nation’s population. More than 3,100 affiliates and their members protect communities in every state in the United States and in Canada. The IAFF is one of the most active lobbying organizations in Washington; its Political Action Committee, FIREPAC, is among the top 25 federal PACs among the more than 4,000 in the country.
|National Fire Protection Association|
The mission of the international nonprofit NFPA is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.
|National Volunteer Fire Council|
The National Volunteer Fire Council (the NVFC) is the leading nonprofit membership association representing the interests of the volunteer fire, EMS and rescue services.
|Research and Development|
|Fire Research & Management Resources|
The Fire Resource and Management Exchange System (FRAMES) provides a method of exchanging information and transferring technology among wildland fire researchers, managers, and other stakeholders in an online environment. FRAMES provides essential searchable information, a platform for data sharing and storage, development of new tools, and support to federal wildland fire management agencies in the United States throughout the various stages of wildland fire, including planning, operation, and post-fire monitoring.