A national leader in fire safety and prevention, USFA supports the efforts of local communities to reduce the number of fires and fire deaths. Their Web site spotlights news and offers online publications and safety information.
This site contains the latest information about the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), including its departments, publications, seminars, and educational programs. Features include safety information, product information, codes and standards, and fire resource links.
The National Volunteer Fire Council is a non-profit membership association representing the interests of the volunteer fire, EMS, and rescue services. Their Web site serves as an information source for the emergency services, providing information on volunteer fire service, membership, training, legislation, and organizational activities.
The Fire and EMS Information Network provides a directory of EMS and fire departments, message boards, events calendar, and other information and resources. The site even offers free Web page hosting for qualified departments.
Operation Life Safety is a public/private partnership created in 1982 to promote fire-safe homes through built-in fire protection and fire-safe behavior. They have put together a Web site that investigates the importance and functionality of life-saving devices such as the fire sprinkler.
The Web site of Exodus, Edwin Galea's new evacuation tool which uses sophisticated analysis to produce realistic simulations, offers information on this product, including news, publications, and a "how it works" section.
BooksFire Safety and Loss Prevention
by Kevin A. Cassidy
The book examines the basic conflict between getting people out of a burning building quickly and easily, as well as keeping burglars from getting in.
A Kid's Guide to Staying Safe Around Fire (The Kid's Library of Personal Safety)
by Maribeth Boelts
The Rosen Publishing Group's PowerKids Press, 1997
Kid's Guide discusses the dangers of a fire, what to do if caught in a fire, and how to plan an emergency exit for a family.
Collapse of Burning Buildings : A Guide to Fireground Safety
by Vincent Dunn
Fire Engineering Book Department, 1987
This book provides a clear overview of the collapse hazards presented by a burning building. The organized chapters make the book a valuable resource for a fire service instructor.
The American Fire Engine (Enthusiast Color)
by Hans Halberstadt
Motorbooks International, 1993
This book takes a look at the evolution of the fire engine from hand pumpers to steamers to the elaborate rigs of today. The author points out the interesting intricacies of the machines and even explains how to purchase a fire truck for $2,000 or less.
Cause for Alarm : The Volunteer Fire Department in the Nineteenth-Century City
by Amy S. Greenberg
Princeton University Press, 1998
The book provides insight into urban volunteer fire departments of the last century.
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