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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

History of the U.S. Fire Service: Fire Service History Introduction

This guide provides resources for researching the history and traditions of the U.S. fire service.

DVDs from the IFSI Library

The following DVDs are available for loan to Illinois residents. If any entry is linked, use the catalog link to place a materials request. For unlinked items, call the library to request at 217-333-8925.

About this page

The resources on this page provide an overview of fire service history topics. Resources will include information about the subtopics featured on the Apparatus History, Fire Department Histories, and IFSI History tabs.

Books from the IFSI Library

The following books are available for loan to Illinois residents. If any entry is linked, use the catalog link to place a materials request. For unlinked items, call the library to request at 217-333-8925.

Illinois Fire Service Institute Library

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Fire Service Institute
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11 Gerty Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 333-8925
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Web Resources

Databases

These historically focused databases are a good starting point for articles and other literature related to fire service history.