Is Your Fire and EMS Department Ready for Climate Change
U.S. Fire Administration (2021). Is Your Fire and EMS Department Ready for Climate Change?
This article discusses the impacts of climate change on fire and emergency medical services, including those due to extreme weather, more frequent emergency declarations, and water insecurity. It addresses the increasing need for different equipment and training, as well as effects on responder mental and behavioral health. It also outlines how to reduce risk, available support resources, and actions to take.