Welcome Fire Protection Technology students to PCC Library services. Most of the books, articles and videos for your program will be located at the Cascade Library or will be available online.
When you visit the Cascade Library, you can browse the book and video shelves for items starting with the call number 363.37 or 628.92 to find resources on fire fighting.
Welcome to PCC Library. The Library Catalog is your starting point to find books, ebooks, DVDs, articles, and other materials.
The Learning Express database provides two online practice tests for the official firefighter exam, complete with instant scoring and answer explanations. Create a free account to take a practice exam.
Print firefighter exam guides are available for check out from the Cascade Library.
The art of reading smoke
2007, DVD. The basics of reading smoke; hostile fire events and warning signs; and the process of "reading smoke."
Fighting fire with fire
2007, DVD. Documentary about the controversies surrounding fire suppression.
2002, VHS. Discusses the life of a fire fighter, with a focus on the Chief Mountain Hot Shot Crew of the Blackfeet Indian tribe in Montana.
2002, DVD. Documentary on the New York firefighters responding to the attack on the World Trade Center.
Photos and graphics accompany the terms and their definitions. Terms include tools and other resources used for incident response.
Firefighterette Gillette : a firefighter who crashed & burned--a success story, by Kathy Gillette (2007). The life story of a female fire fighter.
You can find other materials related to Fire Protection Technology by searching the PCC Library catalog for terms like:
Building and Fire Research Laboratory (BFRL) Research Information Services
An information resource center to the BFRL staff, fire protection engineers, scientists, and fire service personnel around the world.
Fire on the Web
A collection of resources from the Building and Fire Research Laboratory's Fire Research Division at NIST.
Fire Management Today
An online journal serving the wildland fire community for more than 60 years as a clearinghouse for new techniques, technologies, and ideas. Published by the U.S. Forest Service.
This page contains statistics on fires that occur in the United States and analytical and topical reports on fires in the United States. Also included are statistics related to firefighters and fire departments. The U.S. Fire Administration is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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These titles are available in print in the Cascade Library. Browse them in our reading or room, or check them out to read at home.
Fire Engineering (through 2006 - newest copies available electronically)
PCC students and staff also have electronic access to a number of fire safety journals. From off campus, you will need to provide your student ID number (G number) for access.
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Citing sources is another way you can help yourself! PCC Library has all the information you need on Cite Sources. The library also has video tutorials on everything from how to develop a topic for your paper to figuring out how to incorporate those citations. You'll find those videos, as well as information about using e-resources, at Tutorials and Handouts.
Tutors are available to you both in person and online, and the service is free! Cascade, Sylvania, Rock Creek and Southeast Center each have a tutoring center with excellent in-person tutors in most subjects. If you're working on a paper, the writing tutors are popular (so don't wait until the last minute)! You can get more information about each campuses hours and locations at the links below:
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