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Downloadable Tools and Other Resources


Police and Fire Consolidation: An Ineffective Use of Resources

Guide for Discussing PSO and Budget Threats (pdf)

Fire Service Deployment: Assessing Community Vulnerability (pdf)

Weathering the Economic Storm: Fiscal Challenges in Fire and Emergency Medical Services (pdf)

Cost Recovery for Fire-Based Emergency Response Services


Firefighter's Prayer (pdf)

5-5-5 Explanation (pdf)

September 11, 2001 Ceremony Resources

Video: 10th Anniversary Remembrance of September 11, 2001 - play on right


Line of Duty Death information from the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

LODD and injury resources from the Wildland Firefighter Foundation

Public Relations/New Media

Taking Responsibility for Positive Public Perception (pdf)

Model Fire and EMS Department Social Media Policy (pdf)


NIST Deployment Report on EMS Field Experiments (pdf, 4.5 mb)

NIST Deployment Report on Residential Fireground Field Experiments (pdf, 5.2 mb)

NFPA 1720 Compliance Matrix

NFPA 1710 & 1720 Instruction Aid

External Resources

Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE)

Emergency Services Consulting International (ESCI)

Free Access to NFPA Codes and Standards