U.S. Fire Administration Library

Working to bring knowledge to practice

The U.S. Fire Administration’s Library provides information and resources on fire, emergency management and other all-hazards subjects. With our collection of more than 208,000 books, reports, audiovisual materials and indexed articles, the Library supports National Emergency Training Center (NETC) student and faculty research, classroom lectures, and development of course materials.

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Library customer service

Mon-Thu: 8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Fri: Noon - 4 p.m.
Sat: 4 - 8 p.m.
Sun: Noon - 4 p.m. (ET)

301-447-3217 (fax)


eBooks for current NETC students


Special collections

Executive Fire Officer Applied Research Projects

Executive Fire Officer Applied Research Projects

Research by senior officers addressing today's leading fire service issues. Browse our collection of over 7,000 applied research project.

Dissertations and theses

Dissertations and theses

A collection of first responder works published by colleges and universities. Explore over 1,000 doctoral dissertations and masters theses.

Prevention and public education exchange

Prevention and Public Education Exchange

A portal to national, state and local fire and life safety materials. Find a model program to help your community reduce risk.



An index to scholarly and peer-reviewed articles covering all-hazards topics, conferences and workshops. Search our unique database of over 20,000 articles.

Our featured collection for March:

Fire Apparatus Through the Years

Designer P. Hodge conducted the first public test of a steam fire engine in March 1841. This month we recognize that accomplishment with a collection highlighting the history of fire apparatus.


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