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Search and Rescue Dogs: Introduction

IFSI Library Lending Policies

If you have any questions about these policies, please contact us. We welcome any and all inquiries!

 

Local Lending

  • Standard loan period is 4 weeks.
  • Extensions are considered upon request.
  • Requested materials can be picked up in person at IFSI.
  • Photo ID is required to establish a lending account.
  • Lending is limited to Illinois residents.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

  • Standard loan period is 6 weeks.
  • IFSI Library materials can be delivered to a patron’s Illinois local library through ILL service.
  • A public library card is required.
  • ILL delivery to your public library may take up to 2 weeks.

Archives

  • Materials in the Illinois Fire Service Archives do not circulate, but patrons are welcome to use these resources in the IFSI Library.
  • Additional access restrictions may also apply.

The Importance of Search and Rescue

A Search and Rescue dog tracks a scent on the Big Blue River in Edinburgh, Ind., June 4, during the Department of Homeland Security Search and Rescue Conference held at the Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center in central Indiana.

A Search and Rescue dog tracks a scent on the Big Blue River in Edinburgh, Ind., June 4, during the Department of Homeland Security Search and Rescue Conference held at the Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center in central Indiana. June 4, 2010 by Sgt. John Crosby.

This guide was produced by the Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) Library to bring together resources about search and rescue animals and their training. These resources include books and audiovisual materials available at the IFSI Library, as well as freely available online material, including articles, websites, books, and videos. The primary audience of this guide is firefighters and emergency responders, but students and members of the public with an interest in service animals and training might also find this guide useful.

IFSI Library

The IFSI Library houses more than 65,000 items, including books, periodicals, manuals, codes and standards, DVDs, CDs, e-resources, audiobooks and other fire emergency resources. The library exists to serve all first responders in the state of Illinois. Users can request materials in-person, via telephone or email, or through the Online Catalog. The catalog may be searched by keyword, title, author, subject, or publisher, and the search can be limited to specific formats. You may enter as many or as few search terms as you would like; the more search parameters the fewer results there will be, but those results will be more specific. You can visit us in person, or, if you live in the state of Illinois and have an Illinois library card, we can send the materials you want to your local library via interlibrary loan.

General Resources

Contact IFSI Staff

For Information, Assistance, or User Training Contact:

Phone: 217-333-8925 or Toll Free: 800-437-5819

Fax: 217-333-8379 (Library) or 217-244-6792 (IFSI)

Email: fsi-library@illinois.edu

 

Library Hours

Monday – Friday

8:00 am -- 5:00 pm

 

Head Librarian

Lian Ruan: lruan@illinois.edu

Reference & User Training Librarian

Diane Richardson: dlrichar@illinois.edu

Assistant Director for Library Operations

David Ehrenhart: ehrenha1@illinois.edu

 

LibGuide created by Inga Fonder

Contact fsi-library@illinois.edu with questions or concerns.