Charles S. Morgan Library of the National Fire Protection Association
About the Library
The Firewise collection includes over 800 documents, publications, research papers, and periodicals about wildland fire, wildland urban interface, and Firewise specific material. It is now part of the Charles S. Morgan Library of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), one of the largest fire science libraries in the world.
The Morgan Library's collection includes resource materials collected from national and international with more than 18,000 books and reports, 200 periodical titles, and educational media such as curricula, videos, games and brochures. The archives include NFPA documents dating from the Association's founding in 1896.
The Morgan Library's online card catalog will allow you to find all kinds of information in addition to the Firewise collection. It provides access to bibliographic records of books, reports, conference proceedings, journal titles, audiovisual materials, and curricula.
Located at NFPA headquarters in Quincy, Massachusetts, the library is open to the public during regular business hours (8:30 am to 5:00 pm Eastern). However, the online card catalog and library staff brings the resources of the library home to visitors all over the world. Materials are available for loan through Interlibrary Loan (ILL) network, and library staff is available to help with questions.
To search the Firewise Collection, simply click on the Visual Navigator, then click the Firewise icon. Items of interest can be placed in a book bag for later viewing. When using keyword searches, select "WILD-Firewise" from the Material Type pull-down list to limit your string search to just the Firewise collection.
Questions? Visit the Charles S. Morgan Library home page for additional information. You can also contact Library staff by phone at +1 617 984-7445 or via e-mail.