Survey measures current needs and resources of fire departments in each state
The National Fire Protection Association released a state-by-state fire service needs assessment based on findings from its “Third Needs Assessment of the U.S. Fire Service,” a study that looked at the current needs of U.S. fire departments compared to the findings of its 2001 and 2005 studies. The report found that federally funded Assistance to Firefighter Grant programs were the main catalyst for resource improvements from the previous studies.
The report assessed personnel and their capabilities; facilities and apparatus; personal protective equipment, fire prevention and code enforcement; the ability to handle challenging incidents; and communications and technologies.
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