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 guide

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This guide is designed to help researchers, students, practitioners and the general public find materials on the ongoing COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in the NETC Library and on other recommended websites.

Start your COVID-19 research

Special collections

3-D rendering of SARS-CoV-2


COVID-19 is also known as SARS-CoV-2.

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

Infectious diseases and conditions
Patient transport: principles and practice
Influenza: the hundred-year hunt to cure the deadliest disease in history

All-hazards articles alert September 2020

A digest of citations to recently published first responder articles from scholarly, professional and trade journals. This month's article focus is on hurricanes.

Explore first responder articles

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