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ARFFWG: Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting Working Group
A non-profit international organization dedicated to the sharing of Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting (ARFF) information between airport firefighters, municipal fire departments, and all others concerned with aircraft fire fighting.

B.C. Office of the Fire Commissioner
Fire and safety legislation, training information, public education resources, statistics, services, FAQs, and other resources.

BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering
Part of the Edinburgh Research Archives.

British Columbia Professional Fire Fighter's Burn Fund
The Burn Fund provides life saving, life supporting, and life enriching services to the people in British Columbia. More than 3,400 professional fire fighters in BC dedicate and donate their time and skills to support burn survivors and increase the public's knowledge about fire and burn safety issues through the work the Burn Fund does with its Burn Awareness, Research and Prevention Programs.

Building and Fire Research Portal
Part of the Engineering Laboratory of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, this resource for fire protection engineers, scientists, and fire service personnel includes a 50,000 document collection accessible through FIREDOC, a free on-line bibliographic database.

Drill of the Month
This site developed by the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute, University of Maryland provides access to a selection of online Monthly Drills. Topics include Dumpster Firefighting, Vehicle Firefighting, Apparatus Response, and many more.

Fire, Electrical and Building Resource Guide
NFPA has partnered with MultiView, Inc., an Irving, TX, publisher of Digital Buyer's Guides to launch this new resource guide designed specifically for safety industry professionals. The online search enables professionals to conveniently perform targeted searches for industry-related products and services using either a user-defined keyword search, or an alphabetized category and sub-category directory search.

Fire Prevention Canada
Fire Prevention Canada (FPC) is the primary Canadian source/supplier of fire prevention materials and educational and promotional awareness programs to the general public and to the Fire Service.
Online resource for firefighting and rescue personnel. Includes a listing of all Canadian fire departments with an online presence.

An excellent place to start. This site offers all kinds of resources including a comprehensive directory of online fire departments, links to schools and training facilities, associations, government agencies, podcasts, webcasts, blogs, and fire and EMS-related research.

FNESS: First Nations' Emergency Services Society of British Columbia
This Web site provides access to information on services, programs and resources offered by the First Nations' Emergency Services Society of British Columbia.

International Association of Women in Fire & Emergency Services (iWomen)
Goal is to help women optimize their potential and opportunities within the fire service. Site provides information, facilitates networking, discusses current workplace issues and provides sample articles from their publications.

National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors (NAFED)
A good source of information, listservs, contacts and other links.

National Fire News
The current situation and outlook concerning fires in the United States.

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Information about consensus codes and standards, research, and education for fire and related safety issues from this international non-profit organization.

National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA)
Unites various segments of the fire sprinkler industry, includes updates on the status of collective bargaining agreements, detailed outlines of sprinkler legislation and licensing requirements by state, and quick links to fire protection suppliers manufacturers, and industry-related agencies and organizations.

Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal
A good source of fire safety information, guidelines, and statistics in Ontario. The Fire Protection and Emergency Management Library section is particularly useful.

Fire Departments

City of Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services
Includes safety tips, a map of the sytem's fire halls, and information on fire safety permits and inspections.

Fire Departments in Canada
A listing of all Canadian fire departments that are online.

Fire Station
Lists fire departments online, fire research information, hazardous materials information, EMS-related resources, jobs, links to related sites, and other resources of interest.


B.C. Fire Training Officers Association
The British Columbia Fire Training Officers Association is dedicated to gathering information on training standards and providing this information to fire departments so they may effectively and safely train their members.

B.C. Professional Fire Fighters Association B.C.P.F.F.A
The British Columbia Professional Fire Fighters Association is made up of the 51 locals that represent B.C.'s professional fire fighters.

Council of Canadian Fire Marshals and Fire Commissioners
The Council addresses legislation, fire codes and standards, training and a variety of other fire safety topics. 

Fire Chiefs' Association of B.C.
The Fire Chiefs' Association of British Columbia is a non-profit organization that was formed in 1931 to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and educational information relative to the Fire Service of British Columbia.

Fire Prevention Officers' Association of B.C.
The Fire Prevention Officers Association of British Columbia is an organization dedicated to the  prevention of fire and the reduction of its impact on the population and economy of B.C.

Institute of Fire Engineers
The Institution of Fire Engineers, an international learned body, was founded in 1918 to promote, encourage and improve the science and practice of Fire Extinction, Fire Prevention and Fire Engineering.

International Association for Fire Safety Science IAFSS
IAFSS encourages research into the science of preventing and mitigating the adverse effects of fires and of providing a forum for presenting the results of such research.

International Association of Women in Fire and Emergency Service (iWomen)
Provides a proactive network that supports, mentors, and educates current and future women in the fire and emergency services.

NAFTD: North American Fire Training Directors
An association serving State, Provincial, and Territorial Fire training and education systems. As the primary point-of-contact for fire training and education not conducted within a fire department, members are responsible to assist fire departments achieve their goals.

Office of the Fire Commissioner
From the Office of the Fire Commissioner of B.C., information on fire safety legislation, publ;ic safety bulletins and information on training and certification.

Volunteer Firefighters' Association of B.C.
Represents the volunteer firefighters of British Columbia. Includes links to news and a membership list. 

Juvenile Firesetting

Fireproof Children
A resource for fire safety education, juvenile firesetting prevention and intervention, and injury prevention.

SOS Fires: Youth Intervention Programs
Provides useful information for professionals who work with youth firesetting behaviors or within juvenile firesetting intervention programs as well as parents, teachers, and others with questions about this issue. Provides access to online articles, research reports, and links to other intervention resources.


NFPA's - Sparky the Fire DogĀ® web-site
A dynamic site that allows kids to experience an interactive world while learning about fire safety through exploration. Visitors can send e-cards, play games, explore fire trucks, turn various animals into Dalmatians, download a safety checklist and coloring sheets, fold origami fire dogs, and much more. Each month, a different section of the site will be highlighted to give you ideas on how to use the site in your educational efforts.

Parents & Educators: A Fire Safety Resource from NFPA
From the National Fire Protection Association, includes a safety checklist, home escape plan grid, a safety information card and sleepover information for children.

Renters Guide - At Home Fire Hazard Prevention
Excellent suggestions on how to keep our homes safe from fire.


Fire Careers
A subscription site developed to help aspiring firefighters. Includes links to training information.

Fire Service College
The Fire Service College, located in the Moreton-in-Marsh site in England, offer professionally validated courses from foundation to degree level.

Distance training portal for professionals in the fire safety industry.

Firelink - Fire Academy Directory
List of fire training institutions by state.

International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC)
The mission of the IFSAC is to increase the level of professionalism of the fire service through accreditation of those entities who work with Assemblies within the Congress, for the accreditation of fire service training
and/or education, by increasing the coordination of efforts between the Assemblies of the Congress, and serve as a mechanism of arbitration on issues of debate between Assemblies.

National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications
The purpose of the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) is to establish an internationally recognized means of acknowledging professional achievement in the fire service and related fields. The accreditation of organizations that certify uniform members of public fire departments, both career and volunteer, is the primary goal. However, other organizations with fire protection interests may also be considered for participation. Accreditation is generally provided at the State or Provincial level to the empowered certifying authority of that jurisdiction.

National Fire Academy
Courses, programs, and resources related to fire and emergency management.

New York State Frederick L. Warder Academy of Fire Science
A unique facility operated by the Department of State's Office of Fire Prevention and Control, the Academy of Fire Science offers courses in many areas including hazardous materials, arson investigation and general fire service training.

Libraries & Databases

Engineering Laboratory: Fire Research Division
Resource for fire protection engineers, scientists, and fire service personnel. Includes a 50,000 document collection accessible through FIREDOC, a free on-line bibliographic database.

Fire Files Digital Library
To preserve the memory of the fire service past.

Fire Information Group - UK (FIG UK)
An information exchange co-operative in the fire and loss prevention field.

Fire on the Web - National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Fire on the Web is a collection of resources from the Building and Fire Research Laboratory's Fire Research Division at NIST. Their Web pages provide links to fire related software, experimental fire data and mpeg/quick time movies of fire tests that can be downloaded and/or viewed with a Web browser. To locate specific publication, visit their Publications Portal.

Fire ReSearch Engine - International Association for Fire Safety Science IAFSS
The Fire ReSearch engine was developed to consolidate and search many relevant fire science publication databases.

The international network for Fire Information and Reference Exchange - a worldwide consortium of libraries with significant collections of fire literature. Links to inFIRE organizations, membership and activity info.

IRC Publications Database Search Form
Site provided by the Institute for Research in Construction. Includes information on Fire as it pertains to building construction. Database is searchable by keywords or author names. Note: This site is no longer kept current but has been archived for research purposes.

New York State - Academy of Fire Science Library Catalogue
Use links within citations to access some items online.

NFPA Charles S. Morgan Technical Library
View and search a collection of over 800 Firewise documents.

USFA - Library
Presented by the United States Fire Administration, this site provides current information and resources on fire and emergency management.

Online Journal

Bush Fire Bulletin

The New South Wales Rural Fire Service along with the National Library of Australia have digitised the entire collection of the Bush Fire Bulletin dating back to September 1952. All editions of the Bush Fire Bulletin are available online and are fully searchable.

Last updated February 20, 2018