FSTAR is one of several homes for fire service research. Another is the U.S. Fire Administration Library, located on the campus of the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) in Emmitsburg, Md. The Library has one of the most comprehensive collections of materials in the United States for both fire and emergency-management research.
Search the Library’s significant catalogue, which includes over 120,000 journal articles from the past 30 years. The Library also houses the applied research papers produced by graduates of the Executive Fire Officer Program.
Check out these web-based resources offered by the Library:
- All-Hazards Articles Alert: A digest of recent, relevant articles from scholarly, professional and trade journals.
- Library Guides: A wealth of resources to help you understand how to find and use research in your own presentations and academic work. See in particular a guide on the research process, scholarly literature and the APA Citation Style.
- Model Practices in Fire Prevention: A collection of innovative fire-prevention programs with measurable impact and outcome measures that are selected through the biennial Vision 20/20 Model Performance Symposium.
If you’re attending a class at NETC, make the Library one of your stops. Library staff can help you find the resources and research you need.
FSTAR has a new research kit! We’ve gathered together some of the best research-based tools available, such as the Oklahoma State University’s International Fire Service Journal of Leadership and Management, UL’s 20 Tactical Considerations from Firefighter Research and much more. Fill out this quick form to receive your kit!
Cardiac Health Knowledge
FSTAR has produced two infographics, highlighting the critical takeaways from Extreme Sacrifice: Sudden Cardiac Death in the US Fire Service. Print and hang them in your stations to raise awareness about this leading cause of firefighter fatalities:
Featured Studies translate research studies into information and tools you can use. Available now:
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder And Coping Among Career Professional Firefighters
- Exposure–Response Relationships for Select Cancer and Non-Cancer Health Outcomes in a Cohort of US Fireﬁghters from San Francisco, Chicago and Philadelphia (1950–2009)
- The Thermal Behavior of Structural Fire Fighting Protective Ensemble Samples Modified with Phase Change Material and Exposed in Full-Scale Room Fires
- Recent Findings Relating to Firefighter Safety Zones
- Physiological Stress Associated with Structural Firefighting Observed in Professional Firefighters
Visit our complete collection. Stay tuned for more!
April 1: Fire Dynamics Townhall, Orange County, CA
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April 12: Fire Dynamics Townhall, Branford, CT
April 21: IAFC Webinar – A Fire Dynamics Case Study: Houston Fire Department