Welcome! The Library located at the Academy of Fire Science in Montour Falls is ready to help you!
- We offer phone reference, referral, and research help. All New Yorkers are welcome to come in, browse, and borrow! Just ask -- we'll try to help, whether it's by lending materials or reference assistance. Take a moment to read about what's new (2/2014).
- We are often open Monday through Saturdays, many days to 8pm. Call for this week's schedule.
- We have an excellent collection of books, journal, and audiovisual materials on fire/arson investigation, building codes and construction, EMS, rescue, fire suppression, fire protection engineering, and HazMat.
- We can even help you get passwords into some databases for at-home access for you and your family.
- Our database of over 45,000 journal articles, 3,300 videos (on VHS, CD & DVD), and 6,000 other book, software, and media items lets you find up-to-date information. There are over 8,000 links to full online content to help you get what you need, right now!
- We will lend, email or supply photocopies as appropriate usually the same day, with no charges.
- To sign up for monthly e-mail of news & new arrivals, send a request to OFPC.Library@dhses.ny.gov
Also see PUBLICATIONS AND EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS listed on the OFPC website.
- How to find and order our videotapes and DVDs
- Public Education Video & Media for Loan from the Academy Library(Rev. 1/13) (212KB PDF file) (43 pgs)
- Career Information Pathfinder for Fire and Emergency Service Occupations (Rev. 1/13)
- Scholarships, Grants and Other Student Aid for Emergency Personnel (Rev. 1/13)
- Firefighter Death and Injury Statistics: US and NY State. Powerpoint version PDF version
Contact the Library
Diana Robinson, Librarian
Academy of Fire Science Library
600 College Avenue
Montour Falls, NY 14865-9634
Phone: (607) 535-7136, ext. 605
Fax: (607) 535-4841
Bryant D. Stevens
State Fire Administrator
The members of OFPC are dedicated to the advancement of sound fire safety practices by all citizens of NY and increasing the effectiveness and proficiency of the State's fire service.
This website is part of these efforts and we trust that the information provided will assist all of us in achieving a more fire safe NY.