COVID-19 Firefighter Survival Informational Stand Down

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) urges all first responders to join in a COVID-19 Firefighter Survival Informational Stand Down. Below you will find a PowerPoint to use during informational sessions with factual data related to COVID-19.


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COVID-19 Economic Impact on Fire & EMS

Your local input is aggregated for this dashboard that demonstrates COVID-19's overall economic impact:

IAFC COVID-19 Fire & EMS Economic Impact Public Dashboard

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Fire & EMS Personnel Impact Dashboard

Chiefs and company officers encouraged to complete the Impact Survey daily. Dashboard updates daily.

COVID-19 Fire & EMS Personnel Impact Dashboard Report Date -

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COVID-19 Fire & EMS Agency PPE Request Assessment

COVID-19 Fire & EMS Agency PPE Request Assessment Public Dashboard 

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Fire & EMS Force Protection PPE Needs Dashboard

IAFC Fire & EMS Force Protection PPE Needs Dashboard

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FEMA AFG Supplemental Awards COVID Relief Dashboard

FY 2020 The CARES Act authorized $100 million for the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE) and related supplies for our nation’s first responders. The AFG-S Program accomplishes this by providing financial assistance directly to eligible fire departments, nonaffiliated emergency medical service (NAEMS) organizations, and State Fire Training Academies (SFTA) for critical Personal Protective Equipment Personal Protective Equipment and supplies needed to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

FEMA AFG Supplemental Awards COVID Releif Dashboard

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*Using the Enlarge Dashboard buttons on this page will take you to dashboards created by our partner, ESRI, which use their ArcGIS software. We're aware hackers are taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis; we want you to know these links and data are to and from reputable sites.

This page is a centralized location for information and tools for fire and EMS agencies responding to COVID-19, including:

IAFC COVID-19 Resources
COVID-19 Webinars & Events
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IAFC leaders review key information for fire chiefs to know as they prepare to address the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
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More Resources
Maintaining Operations

Purchasing Resources and Support for State and Local Governments (GSA, pdf)

Potential Reimbursement for Alternate Care Site (ACS)/Warm Sites (FEMA, pdf)

COVID-19 Disinformation Overview (CISA, pdf) Includes steps to reduce sharing inaccurate info

FEMA Administrator Authority to Approve Crisis Counseling (pdf)

Access Online Tutorial: COVID-19 Procurement Guidelines (FEMA Grant Programs Directorate, pdf)

Update from FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor re: Supply Chain (FEMA, pdf)

Enforcement Guidance for Respiratory Protection and the N95 Shortage Due to COVID-19 (U.S. DOL) 

COVID-19 Exploited by Malicious Cyber Actors (CISA Alert)

FEMA Memo to Emergency Managers (FEMA)

Maintaining Operational Capabilities During a Pandemic (DHS/USFA)

FLSA Fact Sheet for Fire Departments and Law Enforcement Agencies (DOL)

FLSA Fact Sheet for Civilian Employees of State and Local Governments (DOL)

Daily NBIC Email

The DHS National Biosurveillance Integration Center (NBIC) develops a daily monitoring list with brief summaries of acute biological events that impact human, animal, plant and environmental health, including novel coronavirus, Ebola, etc.

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Safety & Health

FDA Recalls 75 brands of hand sanitizer

COVID-19 Overviews for Fire/EMS Agencies and PSAPs

COVID Testing Overview for Fire/EMS Agencies (Federal Healthcare Resiliency Task Force) 

COVID-19 Overview for EMS Agencies (NHTSA Webinar)

COVID-19 Situation Overview (CDC)

Interim Guidance for Healthcare Providers (CDC)