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Research guide for Applications of Leadership in the Culture of Safety Managing Officer Program

This page contains resources available from the NETC Library to help Managing Officer Program students with research requirements for the course “Applications of Leadership in the Culture of Safety.”

Research topic: Firefighter fatalities, safety and health

Browse our library’s collection of materials drawn from federal, state and local governments as well as non-governmental organizations, and professional and scholarly publications. Many of these resources are available online but not all. If you need assistance getting access to a copy of any of these materials, please contact the library at 301-447-1046.


Book cover: I can't save you but I'll die trying : the American fire culture
Book cover: Fire and emergency services safety and survival
Book cover: Safety and survival on the fireground
Book cover: Fire risk: fire safety law and its practical application
Book cover: 25 to survive: reducing residential injury and LODD
Book cover: Firefighter safety and survival
Book cover: Human factors challenges in emergency management: enhancing individual and team performance in fire and emergency services
Book cover: Essentials of firefighting and fire department operations


More reports and articles


Safe law enforcement operations on the fireground

Introduction to the principle of modern fire attack

More information on the Web

  • Emergency Responder Safety Institute – Serves as an advisory group of public safety leaders and transportation experts committed to reducing deaths and injuries to America’s first responders.
  • Fire Corps – Fire Corps is part of FEMA’s grassroots strategy to involve citizens in emergency preparedness and resilience.
  • Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance – This organization collaborates, develops and implements behavioral health awareness, prevention, intervention, and post crisis strategies to provide firefighters with an easily accessible and confidential source of information.
  • Firefighter Close Calls – Personal stories of survival along with SOGs, SOPs and weekly safety drills.
  • National Fallen Firefighters Foundation – The mission of the foundation is to honor and remember America’s fallen fire heroes, to provide resources to assist their survivors in rebuilding their lives, and work within the Fire Service Community to reduce firefighter deaths and injuries.
  • NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program – The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health conducts independent investigations of firefighter fatalities.