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Fire Technology

General

Associations

Career/Employment

  • America's Job Bank
    Search by keyword and enter fire fighter, enter the zip code, select the state desired, or expand to a national search by clicking on "more location options."
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition: Fire Fighters
    The Bureau of  Labor Statistics' occupational description for fire fighters, covering nature of work, working conditions, employment, training, qualifications, advancement, job outlook, earnings, etc...

Disasters

  • American Red Cross
  • Federal Emergency Management Association
  • USFA Publications 
    USFA technical reports on selected major fires from across the country. The fires usually involve multiple deaths or a large loss of property, but the primary reason for the incidents being included on these reports is "significant lessons learned".  Our Library owns many of these publications, check our Library catalog in the ADVANCED SEARCH as "keyword anywhere" option and enter: "united states fire administration series" to display the titles we own in this series. If you wish to own a personal copy of the publication you may download the document or  order a free paper copy from the website.

Fire Departments

  • Firehouse.com
    Links to "over 9,000 Fire-EMS Department websites from around the world!"

Publications

  • BFRL (Building and Fire Research Laboratory) Publications Online"Contains over 2,300 document abstracts and complete publications produced by or for the BFRL staff since 1993". For best results, unless you know the author or title of a publication, select the  "keyword" option and then select the first letter of the term(s) you desire.
  • USFA Publications by Subject
    Browse USFA publications by subject. Remember our college library owns many of the publications.  Check  our library catalog to see if we own the document you desire. If you wish to own a personal copy of the publication, download document when available electronically or order a free paper copy (if not needed immediately).

Statistics

  • USFA Fire Statistics
    The National Fire Center provides statistics and data about firefighter casualties and fatalities, fires and fire losses, and accesses the Firefighter Fatality Database, the NFIRS Fire Loss Reports, and Fire in the United States, 11th edition, 1987-1996.