National Emergency Training Center library
Operated by the U.S. Fire Administration

Working to bring knowledge to practice

The National Emergency Training Center’s (NETC) 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 Fire Academy and Emergency Management Institute student and faculty research, classroom lectures, and development of course materials.

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Library customer service

Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Saturday: 4 – 8 p.m.
Sunday: Noon – 4 p.m. (ET)

301-447-3217 (fax)
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Research Tips and Tools Series schedule

For Executive Fire Officer (EFO) and Managing Officer students

E-books and articles

Getting started with you research project: EFO | Managing Officer

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Need help researching a topic? We can help! 800-638-1821

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.

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Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grants

A collection of research studies and public education materials created under the FP&S Grant program.

Emergency Management Institute

Emergency Management Institute student papers

Research papers and capstone projects published by Emergency Management Institute students.

Dissertations and theses


A collection of first responder works published by colleges and universities.

Prevention and public education exchange

The Exchange

A portal to fire prevention and life safety materials.

book collection


This month’s collection highlights the issues that make terrorism one of the most challenging and serious threats to peace and security at home and abroad.

Library news

New to our collection

Research Tips and Tools Series schedule

Brief learning sessions that help NETC students develop skills to find, evaluate and use information ethically.

Location: NETC library, Room N-213 (Glenn Gaines Memorial Room)

Wednesdays, July 25, Aug. 22, Sept. 26 and Oct. 10: 7-7:45 p.m.
The research process, searching tips and tricks – Research doesn’t follow a straight path but these search techniques can get you there faster.
Sundays, July 29, Aug. 26, Sept. 30, Oct. 14: 1-1:45 p.m.
Evaluating sources – Are your authors experts? Are their data reliable?
Sundays, July 29, Aug. 26, Sept. 30, Oct. 14: 2-2:45 p.m.
Avoiding plagiarism, APA citations – Learn the art of the paraphrase and how and when to give credit to sources.

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