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Fire Science Technology


Students enrolled the Fire Science program can use this guide as a starting point for research, assignments and general interest inquiries.

Need more research assistance?  Contact an Oakton reference librarian!

Learning Express EBSCO

The Learning Express Library contains certification and aptitude practice tests, online career preparation, and vital information for a career in Fire Science Technology.

Click this Ebsco Learning Express: Fire Science link for applicable information.

You can also search for and find:

  • EMT - Basic Exam for Firefighters
  • Math and Vocabulary for Civil Service Exams
  • Math for Civil Service Tests
  • Vocabulary for Civil Service Tests

**IMPORTANT**  Login to Ebsco Learning Express using your myOakton username and password. Then click on "Register" to create a username and password to setup your account to get access to tutorials, ebooks, practice tests, etc. Keep a copy of your username and password for future access to your account. LearningExpress PrepSTEP for Colleges includes: Core Math, Science, English, Computer, and College Success Skills; High School Equivalency, Placement, and ACT-SAT; Test Preparation; Career Preparation; Recursos Para Hispanohablantes.

Suggested Search Terms

When searching for books, articles, websites, videos, and various other media within your program, you may want to consider additional keywords beyond a basic "Fire Science", "Paramedic", "EMT" or "Fire Safety" search.  Depending on the information you are seeking, and its purpose, the following are suggested keywords to use for related materials:


Fire Fighters

Chemical Spills Fire fighting technology Public Safety Programs
Disasters Fire investigation Rescue
Dwellings - fire prevention Fire prevention Rescue operations
Emergency Medical Services - EMS Fire risk assessment Search and rescue
Emergency rescue techniques First aid Skyscraper fires
Emergency services First responders Traffic accidents
Fire departments Forest fires Transportation hazards
Fire equipment Hazardous substances Wildfires
Fire extinction Occupational & Industrial hazards