The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), supports and strengthens fire and emergency medical services to prepare for, prevent, mitigate, and respond to hazards.
Secretary Mayorkas Delivers Remarks at U.S. Fire Administrator’s Summit on Fire Prevention and Control
Secretary Mayorkas delivered the following remarks at the 2023 U.S. Fire Administrator’s Summit on Fire Prevention and Control in Emmitsburg, MD.
In light of the increased focus on the increasing proliferation of fire as a threat to community safety and security, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas today announced the appointment of Los Angeles Fire Department Chief Kristin M. Crowley to the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC). A 22-year veteran of the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), Crowley is the first woman and the first LGBTQ Fire Chief to lead the LAFD. She will be sworn in at the HSAC’s next meeting on September 14, 2023.
New ATSC 3.0 digital paging system will leverage public broadcasting to improve state and local emergency communications capabilities.
S&T CSAC developed a new cyanide detection test method, both affordable and efficient, to test fire survivors for toxic cyanide exposure at the scene.