Press Release – 19 August 2008
FIREINF adds more databases… the world’s premier collection of fire information that is focused and affordable
ANOTHER database containing references to relevant articles from worldwide journals, reports etc been added to FIREINF. This is in addition to the recently added two databases from the US National Institute for Safety and Health – NIOSHTIC and NIOSHTIC-2. Both NIOSHTIC and NIOSHTIC-2 databases contain a wealth of fire and fire related as well as a broad range of occupational safety and health information. There are now 15 databases within FIREINF.
FIREINF now has over 522,000 records to journal articles, guidance and advice, circulars, reports, conference proceedings, research reports, statistics and codes of practice from worldwide sources, all of which may be easily accessed. One of the databases – from the British Standards Institution – contains references to over 4000 fire and fire related standards. More of the information is full text or links to full text.
FIREINF that is arguably the world’s premier collection of related validated, authoritative information on the subject aims to help all those seeking such information. As more fire information services are no longer available for access FIREINF will guide you to the latest and important fire and fire related sources of information.
Emphasis in FIREINF is on all aspects of fire, emergency and preparedness management principles, fire risk assessment, practices and research. FIREINF leads the searcher to quality guidance and advice from around the world.
FIREINF is used by organisations worldwide, those teaching fire science as well as fire brigades, rescue services, forensic and fire experts.
For those individuals and organisations that do not subscribe to a range of journals/magazines this is one way of ensuring that the latest news, developments and trends are available.
In this fast moving world it is essential to have quick access to validated, authoritative and constantly updated information collections. Much time is spent these days searching the Internet for validated and authoritative information often resulting in out-of date sources. Collections brought together and maintained by information specialists are one sure way of getting good quality data.
As new research and new ways of working, with the attendant alterations in products, services and technology developments means that no-one, especially those responsible for fire, emergencies and preparedness in workplaces of all kinds, should be without the latest information. Nor should people be without access to information that has been published in the past!
Searchers should also be aware that the myth abounding in the world that everything is published on the Internet and is free is just not true! Nor is the latest theory that if you have a credit card and access to search engines then you do NOT need a library!
One way to quickly gain access to legislation, guidance and advice that is up-to-date and relevant is to take a 15-day Free Trial of FIREINF – the service that is focused, affordable, easy to use and continuously updated as new data is published.
Published by Sheila Pantry Associates Ltd. since 1997 (previous titles Fire Worldwide and also Fire, Emergency and Preparedness Worldwide), FIREINF uses the powerful Headfast software.
Fireinf is accessible via the Internet Service: www.fireinf.com
Contact Sheila Pantry Associates Ltd. for 15 day FREE trials for all services that are cost effective. Why pay more for information? Go to: www.sheilapantry.com/interest.html
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