NFPA Assessment Shows Fire Service Needs

The majority of departments say they can't handle challenging incidents with local resources.

*More than two-thirds (71%) of departments do not have enough radios to provide a reserve equal to or greater than 10% of in-service radios, but this is down from 82% in 2001 and 78% in 2005.

*Half (51%) of all fire departments cannot equip all firefighters on a shift with selfcontained breathing apparatus (SCBA), but this is down from 70% in 2001 and 60% in 2005.