National Emergency Training Center library newsletter Fall 2018

Library highlights

Show us your favorite fire hydrant

decorative fire hydrant in Niagara Falls, New York

Some U.S. communities allow for decorating fire hydrants in coordination with the fire department as part of public art projects. This photo comes from outside the Niagara Falls Convention Center, courtesy of John Dunham.

If you've got a favorite you'd like to see in this space, email us at

Please: Don't send us copyrighted photos and make sure your photo doesn't have people in it. We can't post pictures of people without their permission.

Team project with the Smithsonian Institute

Smithsonian outbreak handout

In November, we teamed with the Smithsonian Institute to create a display on pandemics. If you, or someone you know, would like to collaborate on an exhibit, let us know. Our email is

book collection
  • October’s display recognized Fire Prevention Month and featured materials about residential sprinklers and home fire safety. Browse titles
  • To mark the 100th anniversary of the 1918 influenza epidemic, in November we presented “Outbreak,” and also featured a display of library materials with posters from the Smithsonian Institute’s exhibit on infectious diseases.
  • The December display commemorated the 115th anniversary of the Iroquois Theater fire and the 60th anniversary of the Our Lady of the Angels school fire. Explore titles

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