Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Fire Preparedness: Needs Assessment Report

The First Response Coalition summarizes the new needs assessment report on fire preparedness, from the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), DHS, and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). One highlight:

Only 25% percent of fire departments in the United States can communicate with their Federal, state, and local partners, and 65% of fire departments do not have enough portable radios to equip all emergency responders on a shift.

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