United States Fire Administration

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The United States Fire Administration (USFA) is a division of the Federal Emergency Management Agency which in turn is managed by the Department of Homeland Security located in unincorporated Frederick County, Maryland, near Emmitsburg.[1]


The U.S. Fire Administration was organized in 1974 in response to the 1973 National Commission on Fire Prevention and Control report America Burning. The report stated that a federal agency needed to be organized to help combat the growing problem of fatal fires happening throughout the country. The USFA manages many of the federal programs related to firefighting including systematic collection of statistics relating to fire incidents (National Fire Incident Reporting System), public fire education campaign materials, and information on grants and funding. They also provide a directory of approved, fire-safe hotels, and information on home fire safety.


The USFA manages the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) in Emmitsburg, Maryland on a campus acquired from Saint Joseph College in March 1979. The NETC comprises the National Fire Academy as well as the Emergency Management Institute. Firefighters and emergency managers from around the United States and the world attend courses at these academies in order to further enhance emergency services in their communities.


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  1. ^ www.usfa.dhs.gov. Retrieved 2010-06-21. "United States Fire Administration 16825 South Seton Avenue Emmitsburg, MD 21727"

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