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Library Resources for your Department

Have you ever considered your local library as a partner in your community service efforts? Check out the library services and information resources available to
support your department and your own personal information needs.

Support Services
Information/Entertainment Resources
  • Get information out to the community
    o Via the library newsletter, website, public information display rack, at library events
  • Promote your fire department's events
    o Fundraisers, open houses, raffles etc.
  • Assist with your department's recruitment efforts.
  • Help you locate potential grant and funding resources
  • Be a venue for community education or outreach events
  • Computer use for online component of firefighter training
  • Wireless access (at selected libraries.)
  • Locate information for fire department training or drills.
  • Purchase materials on behalf of your department (at selected libraries.)

* These services must be arranged with your local library director. Find your local library here and then call or stop by to discuss accessing services of interest.



  • Search Fire Chief, Firehouse, and Fire Engineering magazines online in a single search.
  • Search multiple newspapers online for free. (When articles are past a week old, you have to pay to access them from most newspaper sites!)
  • Find reliable health & wellness information for fire service and personal use.
  • Research the history of your fire department.
  • Get car repair information online from Chilton's.
  • View a variety of popular magazines online: cars, current events, fitness, outdoor recreation, and motorsports.
  • Enjoy popular DVD's.
  • Use high-speed Internet
  • Take advantage of wireless access (at selected libraries.)
  • Request books and other materials of interest online.


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