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Codes & Standards
The FSI Library has full access to all NFPA standards through nfpa.org. To access any of the standards listed below, please contact FSI library staff at any time by emailing email@example.com, or by calling 217-333-8925 between the hours of 8-5, Monday through Friday.
NFPA 1006: Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications
NFPA 1670: Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents
About this Page
The resources on this page provide an overview of various rural emergency topics. Resources will include information about the subtopics featured on the Grain Bin, Farm Equipment, and Large Animal tabs, and can be considered well-rounded and comprehensive resources for any course taken in the IFSI Agricultural Program.
Titles from the IFSI Library
The following books are available for loan to Illinois residents. Each entry links to our catalog, which allows users to place materials requests. Please see the instructions on the IFSI Home tab.
Fire Service Search and Rescue by
Call Number: TH 9120 .If2R16
Publication Date: 2005-01-01
Covers various topics in search and rescue, including: silo rescue, agricultural incidents, and hazardous materials.
Principles of Foam Fire Fighting by
Call Number: TH 9120 .If2 Fo68 2003
Publication Date: 2003-03-01
A go-to source for information about different types of foam, fires requiring foam, and tactics for dispensing fires.
The Rural Firefighting Handbook by
Call Number: TH 9120 .R88D31 2012
Publication Date: 2002-08-01
Tells the unique nature of rural fires, and discusses various rural fire fighting tactics including planning, necessary response times, and organizational design.
Rural Rescue and Emergency Care by
Call Number: TH9402 .R20 R881 1993
Publication Date: 1993-01-01
Presents rescue tactics and basic medical technique for tractor overturns, combine accidents, grain bin entrapment, and animal accidents.
These organizational publications provide in-depth coverage of a variety of topics related to rural emergencies.
Farm Rescue by
Call Number: RC965 .A5 1999
Publication Date: 1999-02-01
Provides an overview of basic farm emergencies and procedures necessary for firefighters and first responders.
The Rural Fire Problem in the United States by
Call Number: TH 9120 .R88F35 1998
Publication Date: 1998-08
Describes the differences between urban and rural fires, and the necessary precautions to take when fighting rural fires. Report details include quantitative data on causes of fires, where fires occur, and outside versus structural fires.