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History of the U.S. Fire Service: Fire Department Histories

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

Web Resources

About this page

Use this page to help find resources to aid your research into the history of specific fire departments across the U.S.

Titles from the IFSI Library

Click on any title to link to our catalog, where you can request an item. For items that are not linked, please contact our library directly at 217-333-8925.

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