Command Course links

“Find the evidence for evidence-based decisions”

We have compiled the  Top information sources  of the Strategic command course  participants – view them here.


April and Emma’s top websites

Fire.govBetter firefighting through research
Through modelling and reconstructions, NIST scientists like the renown Dan Madrzykowski, help firefighters apply research to the fireground.  NIST and partners have created online science-based training packages, including:

Governer’s Island live fire tests
NYPD helped NIST burn down some buildings to explore how best to fight modern fires – improving tactics

Alive – modern fire dynamics
training modules cover Wind driven high rise fires,  Modern lightweight residential construction,  and Fire dynamics.
*(NB, you may not be able to access from the NZFS network – try these at home)

Fire on the web
More from NIST – US National Institute of Standards and Technology
a collection of fire research and publications – a fire engineering focus

Centre for public safety and criminal justice research
University of Fraser Valley (British Columbia)
Quality research based on  British Columbia fire statistics and experience.  Lead by a current fire chief and adjunct professor, Len Garis.

International journal of Fire Service leadership and management
Read back issues on line (pdf)

Our services for course participants

NZFS Library catalogue
24/7 access – request books, access articles and report. Use your NZFS log in and the password reminder if you need.

Quality management and leadership articles and magazines.  This link works on the NZFS network.
Find quality magazines such as the Harvard Business Review.


E-Books Library (EBL)

Find more on Firenet – Library Services

Evaluating your information sources

Are you reading CRAAP?

From the Laurentian Library




Applying the CRAAP test
Bluford Library

CRAAP test – evaluation your sources
Edgewood College Library


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