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Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Fire Science: Statistical Sources and Citation

Guide for Library Research on Fire Science

Statistical Sources Online

Here are some available Fire Science and Emergency Management statistical resources online:


Statistical Sources Online

NFIRS National Fire Incident Reporting System
This site provides 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.

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA): Fire Reports
Offers a variety of statistical reports.

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA): Fire Statistics
Offers dozens of statistical reports.

U.S. Fire Administration: Fire Statistics
Offers statistics on fires that occur in the United States; analytical and topical reports that describe the national fire problem; and statistics related to firefighters and fire departments.

World Fire Statistics Centre (WFSC)
A group that focuses on the collection, analysis and dissemination of internationally comparable fire cost statistics.

US Patents Citation

US Patents Citation

Below are examples of APA citation for US Patents:

TIP: The patent number is a unique identifying code given to every patent.  The title of the patent is not necessary.  Note that the inventor(s) is identified in the “References” list entry but not in the text of your paper.

Reference list entry:

Pharaon, M. (1989). U.S. Patent No. 4,858,960. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Parts of citation:
Name of inventor(s). (Date of patent) Patent number. Official source from which the information can be retrieved.

In-Text citation within a sentence:

U.S. Patent No. 4,858,960 (1989)

Text citation at the end of a sentence:

(U.S. Patent No. 4,858,960, 1989)

Statistical Sources in Print

Here are some available Fire Science and Emergency Management statistical resources in print:

Statistical Sources in Print

IN PRINT

Fire Deaths in the United States: Review of Data Sources and Range of Estimates

TH9448.F74

Non Circulating Reference

NFPA Code Citation

NFPA Code Citation

Here is an example of an APA citation of a NFPA code from the NFPA National Fire Codes Online database:

Reference list entry:

NFPA 1852: Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), 2013 Edition. In NFPA National Fire Codes Online. Retrieved from http://codesonline.nfpa.org

Parts of citation:

NFPA code number: Title of the code, year of the edition.  In NFPA National Fire Codes Online. Retrieved from http://codesonline.nfpa.org

In-Text citation within a sentence:

NFPA 1852 (2013)

In-Text citation at the end of a sentence:

(NFPA 1852, 2013)