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The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is a law enforcement agency within the U.S. Department of Justice. Its unique responsibilities include protecting the public and reducing violent crime. ATF enforces the Federal laws and regulations relating to alcohol and tobacco diversion, firearms, explosives, and arson.

One-Stop Data Source – NFPA

Since the mid-1980s, the NFPA has offered a wide range of statistical and data services through its Fire Analysis and Research Division. The One-Stop Data was coined to describe these services. It reflects NFPA’s commitment to providing information needed by the fire community, quickly and conveniently. Our goal is to help our customers find the best fire experience information available to meet their needs.

NFPA Fact Sheets

Compiling a variety of fact sheets on fire and life safety issues.

National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS)

This page contains an overview of the standard national reporting system used by U.S. fire departments to report fires and other incidents to which they respond and to maintain records of these incidents in a uniform manner. The page also includes information on training, technical support, and information for vendors who develop NFIRS-compatible software programs. Visitors to this page may also download coding handbooks, sample forms, and a system documentation manual.

Building and Fire Research (NIST)

The mission of the building and fire research programs at NIST is to anticipate and meet the measurement science, standards, and technology needs of the U.S. building and fire safety industries in areas of critical national need.


inFIRE — the international network for Fire Information and Reference Exchange — is a worldwide consortium of libraries with significant collections of fire literature. Program activities include inFIRE conferences (which are open to members and non-members alike), development of the inFIRE Union List of Serial Publications and workshops on accessing information for fire professionals.

FEMA Learning Resource Center

The NETC Learning Resource Center (LRC) provides current information and resources on fire and emergency management subjects. With its collection of more than 100,000 books, reports, periodicals, and audiovisual materials, the LRC facilitates and supports student and faculty research and supplements classroom lectures and course materials.

Property Loss Research Bureau – PLRB

The Property Loss Research Bureau is a not-for-profit, national association at the leading edge of claims information. Formed in 1947, it is owned by and operated exclusively for insurance companies and underwriting organizations with a vested interest in the products and services we provide and continue to develop.