National Emergency Training Center library newsletter Fall 2017

Library highlights

Geographical filter added to catalog search

Interested in exploring a topic in the context of a particular state, region or foreign country? We’ve added a new filter to our search results page that lets you see results from different geographic areas in addition to breaking results down by item type, author, topic and date. We hope you find this feature useful!

library geo filter search results

In the example above, we entered the term tsunamis. As you can see, the library has resources on tsunamis around the world and within the United States.

Students: Keep up with current events and emerging issues

Check out these synopses of new research that the U.S. Fire Administration wants our nation’s fire and emergency services to be informed about. Covering a variety of topics, these are quick takes on original research articles and reports that are available at our library.

Instructors: We’re available for class presentations

Are you teaching a class with a research component? We would love to come and speak to your class. We can offer a presentation on using library materials that is tailored to class research needs. Email us at, or call 301-447-1030 or 800-638-1821 to schedule a presentation.

book collection
  • October: Fire Escape Plans. Explore this collection on fire escape planning to help keep your community members fire-safe all year long.
  • November: Nuclear War. Browse this collection on nuclear war, nuclear terrorism, and survival after a nuclear event.
  • December: The Great Halifax Explosion. We invite you to explore this collection of reference texts on the most devastating manmade explosion in the pre-atomic age. The ship-based explosion, in the harbor of Halifax in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, killed more than 1,800 people and injured another 9,000.

New to our library

Titles added to our collection

Featured new books