The following two resources are useful, quick reference tools for first responders and other emergency personnel.
The PHMSA Glossary of HazMat-related Terms lists terms used throughout its website, the industry, and PHMSA. Terms include general, PHMSA-specific, business or legal, and Hazardous Materials specific.
The Alphabetized HazMat Table (Excel file)contains a list of hazardous material names and descriptions their relevant identification, codes, and provision information. The list was last revised January 2012.
If you have any questions about these policies, please contact us. We welcome any and all inquiries!
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
The Illinois Firefighter Line of Duty Deaths Digital Image Collection Database provides online access to digitized photographs and records, historical summaries, and oral history interviews that document the ultimate sacrifice of more than 800 Illinois firefighters over the past 150 years. Digital access to this history memorializes the firefighters, increases awareness of their sacrifice, and supplies contemporary firefighters with valuable lessons learned from the various deaths.
Created by the Illinois Fire Service Institute Library (IFSI), this Libguide is designed to help firefighters, first responders, and EMTs learn how to use hazardous materials e-resources. This guide provides useful search tips as well as information regarding the different sources. If you have questions or trouble using any of the resources listed, please contact the IFSI library at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 217-333-8925. We appreciate your feedback so we can provide information that best fits the needs of our users.
Accessing IFSI Library Materials
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. Users can request materials in-person, via telephone or email, or through the Online Public Access Catalog at the library website.
Searching the Library’s Collection
Browse by popular subject using the Virtual Bookshelf, which is linked from the IFSI Library’s homepage or accessed at http://www.fsi.illinois.edu/content/library/bookshelf.cfm.
Search for a specific item, author, subject or format using the IFSI Library’s Online Public Access Catalog at http://www.fsi.illinois.edu/content/library/search/.
Using popular subject headings is an efficient way of finding exploring IFSI resources and finding what you need. Using the library's Virtual Bookshelf, users can search HazMat headings (below) and view related physical and digital items in our catalog.
Heading results will include an item's title and author as well as any applicable copyright and URL information. Clicking on a record title will provide more information about a particulr item, including further subject description, format, and availability.
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)
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Lian Ruan: email@example.com
Reference & User Training Librarian
Diane Richardson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Director for Library Operations
David Ehrenhart: email@example.com
Access to magazines and journals is available to Illinois firefighters, fire departments, and other patrons at no charge. Photocopied articles from periodicals can be delivered to patrons via password-protected Internet access or interlibrary loan.
The library’s fire and emergency periodicals include
Other current periodicals available at the library include