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Fire protection resource library overview

The commission's Ernest A. Emerson Fire Protection Resource Library provides materials on fire protection, fire prevention and fire safety education to fire service organizations, private citizens and other groups interested in helping to protect Texans from fire and other hazards.

The library helps the commission, its advisory committees and staff by collecting current national standards and other resources. The library assists in research and data collection on national, state, and local trends, as well as providing an outlet for exchanging ideas and educational materials. The library also provides resources to the commission's fire service constituents who are creating in-service training and public fire safety education programs.

The library's main phone number is (512) 936-3833.

Contact or visit the library

The library is located in the commission's headquarters facility. Please visit us anytime during business hours, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday:

William B. Travis Building
1701 North Congress Avenue
Suite 1-105
Austin, TX 78701

Mailing address: PO Box 2286, Austin, TX 78768-2286

Audiovisual training library

The library distributes its A/V materials via the US postal service. There is no charge for the use of the A/V materials (other than payment of return postage).

The A/V library holds materials in VHS, CD, DVD and slide formats. Use of these training materials is restricted to Texas fire departments and Texas residents. Search our catalog to see the subjects covered by our A/V library.

Research services

The agency librarian is available to assist you with any fire- or emergency-related research you might have. Please contact the librarian for assistance in finding answers and resources.

The library does not circulate its print materials via the mail, but you may check out or use the materials on site.

In addition to the topics covered by the A/V collection, additional topics covered by the print collection include:

  • Personal improvement
  • Fire protection law
  • Inspections
  • Methods of instruction
  • Fundraising
  • Building design

To learn more about the print collection, please visit us or call the librarian.

Fire protection resource library

Library overview

About the commission's fire protection resource library.

Online catalog

Search for and request videos from the commission's fire protection resource library.

'A Volume From the Library' newsletter

Archived updates and newsletters from the library.

Resource library - research links

Links, newsletters and updates from the library.