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FEMA Case Study Library

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Forecasting Dangerous Wildland Fire Behavior

Grant Number: EMW-2015-FP-00888Principle Investigator: Janice Coen, Ph.D.University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Fighting Cancer in the Fire Service

Grant Number: EMW-2014-FP-00200Principle Investigator: Jefferey L. Burgess, M.D., M.S., M.P.H.University of Arizona

Emerging Hazards of Battery Energy Storage System Fires

Grant Number: EMW-2016-FP-00833Principle Investigator: Ofodike Ezekoye Ph.D., P.E.University of Texas at Austin

How Clean is Clean Fire Protective Clothing?

Grant Number: EMW-2014-FP-00403Principle Investigator: Casey Grant, P.E.Fire Protection Research Foundation

Fire Department Goes High Tech To Save Lives

Newport Beach Fire Department NEWPORT BEACH, CA -- With a 2002 Fire Prevention and Safety grant from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program, the Newport Beach Fire Department (NBFD) developed the Newport Beach Safety Ladder, an interactive and

Hospital Helps Kids With Grant Money

Riley Hospital for Children INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- Riley Hospital for Children is Indiana's only comprehensive children's hospital that provides medical care for the most challenging of pediatric patients nationwide.

House-to-House Fire Risk Assessments

Berkeley Fire Department BERKELEY, CA -- The Berkeley Hills area of California is also known as the "hazardous hills" because its hot, dry climate and vegetation puts it at high risk of wildfires.

Web-based Training Helps Arson Investigation

International Association of Arson Investigators, Inc. BRIDGETON, MO -- With primary funding support provided by the AFG's Fire Prevention Grant, the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) has developed a distance learning system to

Alaska Offers Free Home Fire Safety Inspections

Division of Fire Prevention STATE OF ALASKA -- According to the Alaska Division of Fire Prevention, more than 70 percent of all structure fires in the State occur in the home.

Fire Safety Bus Rolls Into Greensboro

Greensboro Fire Department GREENSBORO, NC -- More than half of the residential fire calls in Greensboro are from the southeast quadrant of the city.