National Emergency Training Center library

Operated by the U.S. Fire Administration

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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.

Learn more about the library.

Library hours

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

  • 301-447-1030
  • 800-638-1821
  • 301-447-3217 (fax)

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Research Tips and Tools Series schedule

For Executive Fire Officer (EFO) and Managing Officer students

Academic journal articles and e-books

Getting started with you research project: EFO | Managing Officer

Schedule a research consultation


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.

New to our collection

Fire in the big house: America's deadliest prison disaster
Reliability data on fire sprinkler systems: Collection, analysis, presentation, and validation
When the sky fell: Hurricane Maria and the United States in Puerto Rico

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)

Tuesday, March 17, 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.
Wednesday, March 18, 7-7:45 p.m.
Evaluating sources – Are your authors experts? Are their data reliable? Some questions to ask and tools to use before you commit to using a source.
Thursday, March 19, 7-7:45 p.m.
Avoiding plagiarism and APA citations – Learn the art of the paraphrase and how and when to give credit to your sources.

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