Canadian Conservation Institute
Canadian Conservation Institute provides information on sprinkler system performance and reliability. It also offers criteria to consider for when installing an automatic sprinkler system in a museum, which can be helpful to share with architects and museum designers.
Conservation Online (CoOL) provides a resource on choosing fire suppression systems and technology.
Environmental Protection Agency
Status of Industry Efforts to Replace Halon Fire Extinguishing Agents (PDF, 54 pages) was written in 2002 and disseminated under the sponsorship of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Federal Emergency Management Agency
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers two documents in its How To Series. One addresses vegetation and other combustible material; the second concerns roofing material and fire prevention. Both include tips, estimated costs, and additional resources.
National Archives and Records Administration
National Archives and Records Administration shares a resource on protecting staff, visitors and collections from fire. The article provides tips on safeguarding ignition and fuel sources and using fire detection and supression systems.
National Archives & Records Administration
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has a fire safety self-inspection form that museums can use to identify things needing correction (PDF).
National Park Service
National Park Service (NPS) shares a chapter from its Museum Handbook on museum security and fire protection. The resource helps assess security systems, implement physical and electronic security systems, protect collections in transit, and understand fire protection and sprinkler systems.
Northeast Document Conservation Center
The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) shares a technical leaflet that offers an introduction to fire detection, alarm, and automatic fire sprinklers.
Occupational Safety & Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides a fact sheet (PDF) that summarizes the requirements for fire prevention plans, fire exits, extinguishers, and emergency action plans.