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The Library's mission is to provide comprehensive resources and services in support of research and learning needs of the international fire community.

The Fire Protection Publications (FPP) Library was established to support the research requirements of FPP editors while researching and writing IFSTA manuals. In 1995, the Director expanded the scope of the Library to provide assistance to fire subject researchers worldwide.

The Library contains over 10,000 books, 160 fire service magazines, 4000 technical reports, 620 linear feet of archival material and photographs

We will assist with reference requests, including literature searches, using a number of electronic resources available to the Library staff


Sources of interest in the Library:

  • Comprehensive collection of fire-related materials on firefighter, building codes, rescue, fire suppression, history of fire profession, arson investigation and instruction and various other topics for first responders
  • NFPA codes and standards
  • Reports and proceedings from National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), National Institute of Standards (NIST), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), U.S. Fire Administration
  • Factory Mutual Loss Prevention Data



The Fire Protection Publications Archives preserves and makes available for research photographs, manuscripts, objects, textiles, films, and a special book collection. All of this material relates to the history of the operations of Fire Protection Publications, Oklahoma State University Fire Service Training, the International Fire Service Training Association, the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress, the OSU School of Fire Protection and Safety Technology, OSU Fire Protection Society, and the Stillwater (Oklahoma) Fire Department.


Library Hours

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(U.S. Central)
Monday - Friday

For more information contact:

Susan F. Walker, Librarian
(405) 744-7046