Ministry of the
Solicitor General



The Fire Sciences Library and Ontario Fire College Resource Centre houses an extensive collection in a variety of formats on fire engineering, fire investigations, firefighter training & education, public fire safety & prevention, hazardous materials, emergency management, and Ontario Legislative materials. 

The availability of materials in no way constitutes an endorsement of the content of these materials by the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management.

Fire Sciences Library and Resource Centre, Ontario Fire College
Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management
1495 Muskoka Rd. N.
Gravenhurst, Ontario
Canada P1P 1R8
Tel: (705) 687-2294 ext. 9688 (unilingual)
Note: Please call the OFC reception at 705-687-2294 or 1-800-565-0613 from 8am-4pm for bilingual service.
Fax: 705-687-7911

Staff: Ginette McCoy 

Hours: Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

The Library and Resource Centre are open to students as well as and the fire service, public sector, and broader public sector entities by appointment only. Please call library staff at (705) 687-2294 ext. 9688.


  • Books: 14000
  • Technical Reports: 1300
  • Standards: 2160
  • Ontario Legislation
  • DVDs & VHS: 2280
  • Journals: 195
  • Building & Fire Codes

Subject Areas:

  • Arson & Fire Investigation
  • Building Safety & Engineering Design
  • Disasters & Emergency Planning
  • Emergency Management
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Fire Department Operational Guidelines
  • Fire Protection Systems & Equipment
  • Fire Risk Analysis
  • Fire Testing of Materials
  • Fire/Explosion Chemistry
  • Firefighter Exam Prep
  • Firefighter Health & Safety
  • Firefighter Training & Teaching Plans
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Home Fire Safety
  • Human Behaviour in Fires/Disasters
  • Industrial Fire Safety
  • Industrial Fire Suppression
  • Juvenile Firesetters
  • Master Fire & Business Plans
  • Public Fire Safety Education
  • Rescue Work
  • Risk Management
  • Terrorism

Non-Fire Related Subject Areas:

  • Training
  • Adult Education
  • Instructional Design
  • Career Development
  • Public Administration/Management
  • E-Learning & Distance Education

Loan of Materials:

Materials related to OFC course offerings are for short term loan and reference use at the Fire College by students and instructors. Short term loans are also available to the fire service, public sector, and broader public sector entities.  With the exception of those looking for standards cited in the Ontario Fire Code, library clients outside of the OFMEM and the Ontario Fire Service must request interlibrary loan service through public libraries or institutional libraries.  Call (705) 687-2294 ext. 9688 for more information.