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National Emergency Training Center Library

Operated by the U.S. Fire Administration

Working to bring knowledge to practice

The National Emergency Training Center (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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We are OPEN to NETC staff and on-campus students.

NETC COVID-19 information

Dec. 1‑17 hours (EST)

Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday: Noon – 4 p.m.

Dec. 18‑31 hours

Monday – Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Friday: closed

December weekend hours


Other researchers: please contact us for assistance with using our collections.


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.

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New to our collection

Explore our newest books

Catastrophes & heroes: True stories of man-made disasters
Deep down dark: The untold stories of 33 men buried in a Chilean mine, and the miracle that set them free
EMS by fire: The making of a fire medic
Fire woman: The extraordinary story of Britain's first female firefighter
The Grenfell Tower fire: Benign neglect and the road to avoidable tragedy
Mental health intervention and treatment of first responders and emergency workers
The plague cycle: The unending war between humanity and infectious disease
The recovery myth: The plans and situated realities of post-disaster response
Sho-Rap Highway: The Native American firefighters of Wind River
Smokescreen: Debunking wildfire myths to save our forests and our climate

New articles December 2021

A digest of citations to recently acquired first responder and emergency management articles.

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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.