“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.gov – Better 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.
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
CRAAP test – evaluation your sources
Edgewood College Library