Government resources

Published on August 11, 2004
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF)
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) is a law enforcement organization within the United States Department of Treasury with unique responsibilities dedicated to reducing violent crime, collecting revenue, and protecting the public. ATF enforces the Federal laws and regulations relating to alcohol, tobacco, firearms, explosives and arson by working directly and in cooperation with others.

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) publications

DOE Fire Protection Program
The Department of Energy (DOE) Fire Protection Program is multi-faceted. It includes published fire safety directives (Orders, standards, and guidance documents), a quarterly newsletter, an annual fire protection program summary, and a directory of fire safety professionals. DOE also sponsors fire safety conferences, various training initiatives, research, and a spectrum of technical assistance activities.

Environment, Safety and Health Information Portal
TIS is a comprehensive collection of information services designed to empower the ES&H professional.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
FEMA's mission is to reduce loss of life and property and protect our nation's critical infrastructure from all types of hazards through a comprehensive, risk-based, emergency management program of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

FedWorld Information Network
FedWorld was established by The National Technical Information Service(NTIS), an agency of the U.S Department of Commerce, to serve as the online locator service for a comprehensive inventory of information disseminated by the Federal Government

healthfinder® is a free gateway to reliable consumer health and human services information site developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Municipal Codes Online
In an effort to make municipal codes throughout the nation more accessible to the public, Seattle Public Library staff have prepared this list of links to city and county codes available for unrestricted searching on the World Wide Web.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
The National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is one of the most extensive sources of information on criminal and juvenile justice in the world, providing services to an international community of policymakers and professionals. NCJRS is a collection of clearinghouses supporting all bureaus of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs: the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the OJP Program Offices. It also supports the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

US Army Aberdeen Tech Center
At this facility, various types of testing can be conducted on items as large as subway cars or airplane fuselages.

National Home Security Alliance
The National Home Security Alliance publishes articles on a wide range of issues related to safety and crime.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency of the Commerce Department's Technology Administration, was founded in 1901 as the nation's first federal physical science research laboratory. NIST works with industry to foster innovation, trade, security, and jobs.

National Register Information System (NRIS)
National Register Information System (NRIS) is the official database of the National Register of Historic Places.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
The mission of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is to save lives, prevent injuries and protect the health of America's workers.

Rehab 4 Alcoholism 
A free and impartial helpline for people troubled with drug and alcohol issues. Rehab 4 Alcoholism aims to save lives by stopping addiction before it becomes too late.

State and Local Government on the Web
From the University of Michigan Documents Center.

U.S. Census Bureau

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
CPSC, an independent Federal regulatory agency, helps keep American families safe by reducing the risk of injury or death from consumer products. Visit us often to share lifesaving information. Go to "Talk to us" to report unsafe products to us.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Providing the unifying core for the vast national network of organizations and institutions involved in efforts to secure our nation.