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Associations

Association of Fire Districts in New York State
A not-for-profit corporation that "works to improve the fiscal responsibility, efficiency and effectiveness of the fire district management through education, training and advocacy for commissioners and other fire district officials in the 57 counties outside of the City of New York."
International Association for Fire Safety Science
Free student membership available. Includes free digital access to Elsevier’s Fire Safety Journal and Springer’s Fire Technology. Digital archives of Symposium Proceedings. A Fire ReSearch Engine that indexes relevant fire science literature.
International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)
Find resources for fire protection, hazardous materials, safety & health, disaster management and more.
National Association of State Fire Marshalls
NASFM Fire Research and Education Foundation fire incident data reports. 
National Fire Protection Association
NFPA is the leading information and knowledge resource on fire, electrical and related hazards. Free access to NFPA codes and standards. Articles, Safety Tip Sheets and online training. Produces reports and statistics on loss of life and property from fire.
New York State Fire Marshalls & Inspectors Association
Training, conferences, links to articles, current codes. The 'new' Unifrom Code and Energy Code went into effect 10/2/2016. Also includes useful links to other associations and organizations.
New York State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council
The Council is comprised of 17 members appointed by the Governor. It is "empowered to maintain and periodically update the Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code and State Energy Conservation Construction Code, and to adopt higher or more restrictive local standards upon the recommendation of local governments. The members of this group represent architects, engineers, builders, trade unions, persons with disabilities, code enforcement, fire prevention, villages, towns, cities, counties, state agencies, the State Fire Administrator and the Secretary of State."
Society of Fire Protection Engineers
SFPE is a global professional society that represents those practicing the field of fire protection engineering. Its purpose is to “advance the science and practice of fire protection engineering and its allied fields, to maintain a high ethical standard among its members and to foster fire protection engineering education.” It produces several publications including Fire Technology and Fire Protection Engineering, and offers courses and webinars. Career information and job postings.

Database

Learning Express Library
This online resource includes interactive exam preparation and ebooks for college entrance and occupational exams, practice study skills, and much more. Includes Firefighter Pactice Tests 1 and 2, the Advantage of EMT Certification for Firefighters, NCLEX, Nursing school entrance exam, Nursing Assistant/Aide, and Spanish/English Terms for Nurses. An Onondaga County Public Library (OCPL) card is required for access. With your OCPL library card you can create an individual Learning Express account, select and save practice exams and ebooks.
 
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The National Fire Codes Database gives you unlimited access to the most up-to-date standards and handbooks. Information also included for New York City, Florida, California, Hawaii, Kansas, and Oregon.

Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia of Fire Protection
Print Location: REF TH9116 .N65 2006 2nd ed
This reference manual is especially useful for beginning fire protection and engineering students.  It provides the "background, meaning and description of fire protection terms in an easy A to Z format. Many entries include diagrams and other visuals. Also included is a chonolgical listing with brief descriptions of the most notable fires throughout history beginning in 300 BC Rome through 2005 Fuxin City, China. 

Handbooks & Guides

Fire Protection Guide to Hazardous Materials 14th ed
Print Location: REF TH9446.H38 N38 2010 -Does not circ
The information in this Guide can be used to identify the hazardous properties of most of the chemicals in commercial use today, as well as many that are available only in laboratory sample quantities. With the data and recommendations in this Guide, one can take the proper steps to prevent fire and other emergencies during the use, storage, and transportation of chemicals and can make informed decisions on the procedures to follow in an emergency involving chemicals.
Fire Protection Handbook
Print Location: REF TH9115 .N37 2008 20th ed
Two volume set with 3,500 pages cover the total spectrum of fire protection issues. Published by the National Fire Protection Association, the newest edition includes chapters on Premises Security, Protecting Againgst Extreme Events, Flammability Hazard of Materials, and Strategies for Occupant Evacuation During Emergencies. Thousands of visuals in the form of photos, tables, charts, illustrations, and diagrams are included. 

Journals/Magazines

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Providing content from leading trade and industrial journals, professional and technical society journals, specialized subject periodicals, buyers guides, directories, conference proceedings and more, Applied Science and Technology Source focuses on traditional engineering challenges and research, as well as research concerning the business and social implications of new technology.

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OCC Campus Resources

OCC Fire Protection Technology A.A.S.

The objective of OCC's program is to impart the fire skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to handle the challenges and demands of the fire protection profession. The program emphasizes effective fire awareness, tactics, and operations; qualities necessary for fire administration, command and managerial positions; and the development of advanced skills to allow you to assume a contributing role in the delivery of fire protection services.


Web Sites

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
OSHA is assigned by Congress to ensure safe working conditions by setting and enforcing standards. Links to publications, statistics, standards OSHA Fire Safety Standards, the Regulatory Agenda (a list of actions being taken with regard to OSHA Standards0, directives (instructions for compliance officers), and national concensus standards related to fire safety. 
U.S. Fire Administration
USFA provides national leadership concerning fire prevention, preparedness and response. Search for statistics, news, topics and more.
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