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Billings, Montana Uses Study to Consider Response and EMS Changes

The Billings Fire Department is examining how it responds to its ever-increasing number of service calls, looking for ways to be more efficient and more responsive.

USFA: Analysis of NFIRS Incidents in the Wildland Urban Interface

Using NFIRS data, this report examines the fire incidents in WUI areas in California in terms of travel time, loss measures and fire cause for the years 2009 to 2011 and compares those incidents to those outside WUI areas.

Virginia Fire Department Uses Data to Plan Organizational Restructuring

The restructuring will improve daily operations by using the experience of more tenured staff to improve station management, get ahead of personnel and facility issues, and offer professional development opportunities for new frontline supervisors.

USFA: Residential Building Fires, 2017 – 2019

National estimates for 2017 to 2019 show that 77% of all fire deaths and 75% of all fire injuries occurred in residential buildings.

Discussing the 2021 Fireground Civilian Research Project

A conversation with Brian Brush about his civilian rescue research.

Improving Safety with Fire Data

Gardner and Black team up to focus on data-driven software that allows fire departments to better understand community risk reduction, public safety, and cancer prevention.

Final Report: 2021 Fireground Civilian Rescue Research Project

In the first 90 days of 2021, there were 454 residential structure fire incidents with fireground civilian rescues by firefighters.

Pilot Program Finds Never Seen Before Data for Topeka Fire Department

The fire department can use the information to tailor fire prevention programs to specific areas or populations of the city.

Albuquerque Sees a Jump in House Fires in 2021

In the first three months of 2021, seven people have died in fires throughout the city.

January 2021 On-Duty Deaths

A total of 14 firefighters suffered on-duty deaths in the first month of 2021.

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