Fire Officer s Handbook of Tactics

Author: John Norman
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
ISBN: 9781593702793
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Technology & Engineering

John Norman has updated his best-selling book, a guide for the firefighter and fire officer who, having learned the basic mechanics of the trade, are looking for specific methods for handling specific situations. In this new fourth edition, readers will find a new chapter on lightweight construction, a new chapter on electrical fires and emergencies, updates to many chapters including such topics as wind-driven fires, and many new illustrations.

Fire officer s handbook of tactics

Author: John Norman
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 9781593700799
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Study Aids

Modern firefighting is a continually evolving science with new technologies constantly being applied to the fire service. In the latest edition of this perennial favorite, Norman examines these new technologies and how they affect fire ground tactics. He also details the new role firefighters play in homeland security.

Suburban Fire Tactics

Author: Jim Silvernail
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
ISBN: 9781593702946
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Education

Suburban Fire Tactics is a guide for suburban-based fire operations. All fire departments share the same common objectives: to save lives, protect and conserve property, and limit harm to the environment. How urban, rural, and suburban agencies differ is in the delivery of tactics and strategies. This book explains the factors that limit suburban operations and depicts the differences between urban and suburban capabilities. This is a valuable resource for policymakers, chief officers, company officers, and firefighters (both veteran and neophyte). Features and benefits: * Understand the key objectives and strategies for suburban operations. * Obtain a guide to develop suggested operating methods for suburban firefighting. * Gain the knowledge to develop and apply successful fireground tactics in suburban settings.

Assessment Center Strategy and Tactics

Author: Michael A. Terpak
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
ISBN: 9781593701420
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics

Firefighters who want to advance must be skilled not only on the fireground, but in the assessment center as well. In ""Assessment Center Strategy and Tactics"", Deputy Chief Michael A. Terpak provides a comprehensive approach to the assessment process. A veteran firefighter and fire officer with over 30 years' experience in one of the nation's most congested and busiest cities, Deputy Chief Terpak includes step-by-step test preparation, scoring strategies, and test-taking tips as well as study cues for exercises that involve structure fires, hazardous material incidents, structural collapse, and beyond.Read ""Assessment Center Strategy and Tactics"" and broaden your understanding of the true test of the knowledge, skills and abilities that awaits you as you climb the ladder to success.

The Fire Chief s Handbook

Author: Robert C. Barr
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 9780878148301
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Business & Economics

Edited by Robert C. Barr and John M. Eversole, The Fire Chief's Handbook, 6th Edition, continues a 71-year tradition of publishing the definitive resource for advanced fire service training. This comprehensive guidebook is designed for fire fighters, company officers, and chief officers of all ranks and of all department types who want the latest information on the fundamentals of leadership in the fire service as well as managing the day-to-day operations of a fire department.

Fire Officer Field Guide

Author: Paul LeSage
Publisher: Informed
ISBN: 1890495433
Release Date: 2012-03
Genre: Reference

Whether You Are A Command Officer Or A Beginning Fire Fighter, The Fire Officer Field Guide™ Will Prove To Be An Essential Tool Throughout Your Career. This Guide Includes Rapid-Use Checklists For Safe Operational Behaviors, Situational Awareness Tips, RIT Team Activation, Mayday And Rescue Procedures, Incident Command With The Latest NIMS Developments, Hazmat Section With Updated Chemical Characteristics, MCI, Tactical Tips, An Updated Emergency Medical Section, And More. The Fire Officer Field Guide™ Provides Instant Access To Critical Information In An Easy-To-Use Checklist Format. At Only 3"X5," This Guide Fits In Your Pocket, Is Waterproof, Alcohol-Fast And “Street Tough.” This Guide Covers: Rules Of Engagement National ICS Profiles Updated Fire Strategy / Tactics Improved Operations Center Guidelines Mayday And Fire Fighter Rescue Evacuation And Abandon Structure Enhanced WMD And Hazmat Response Special Rescue Situations Incident Command System Updated EMS Section Water Supply And Friction Loss

Fire Officer Principles and Practice

Author: Iafc
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781284026689
Release Date: 2013-12-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Your Complete Fire Officer I and Fire Fighter II Training Solution! The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) are pleased to bring you the Third Edition of Fire Officer: Principles and Practice, the next step in the evolution of Fire Officer I and II training. Covering the entire spectrum of the 2014 Edition of NFPA 1021: Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, the Third Edition includes the following updates: Separation of Fire Officer I and II Level content throughout the textbook and student, instructor, and technology resources. The latest developments in social media and media relations; NIST research on fire dynamics; fire fighter safety and health issues; and fireground accountability and rapid intervention practices. A reorganization of chapters to improve course delivery, including a new chapter on Rules of Engagement. New end-of-chapter tools, including Fire Captain (Fire Officer II) activities and comprehensive case studies that progress within each chapter throughout the textbook. All new Voices of Experience essays and Near-Miss Reports. Addresses the course objectives for FESHE's Principles of Fire and Emergency Service Administration model curriculum The following resources will accompany the textbook and help instructors provide their students with an interactive and engaging learning experience: Web Tools Learning Management System eBook Interactive Lectures TestPrep Build the next generation of great fire service leaders with the Third Edition of Fire Officer: Principles and Practice."

Safety and Survival on the Fireground

Author: Vincent Dunn
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 0912212233
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Reference

Learn from one of the leading authorities on how to identify hazards and avoid them. Dunn discusses the 15 most common hazards faced by firefighters, including cellar fires, collapse, peaked roofs, wildfires, interior operations, ladder operations, forcible entry, and others. Contents: Death and injury statistics Collapse rescue dangers Responding and returning dangers Searching for the fire location Advancing the initial attack hose line Operating above a fire Peaked roof operations Cellar fire dangers Propone gas Wildfire dangers Aerial ladder climbing Forcible entry dangers Master stream operation Outside venting danger Dangers of fire escapes Overhauling dangers Risk analysis Interior fire Exterior fire Safe firefighting procedures Firefighters' death and injury.

Firefighting Operations in High Rise and Standpipe Equipped Buildings

Author: David M. McGrail
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 9781593700546
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Architecture

This book establishes a proper firefighting mindset and promotes maintaining preparedness for the extreme physical and mental demands of firefighting operations in high-rise and standpipe-equipped buildings ... Among the many valuable topics covered in this book are: standpipe system pressure regulating devices, pressure restricting devices and pressure reducing valves; cautious and disciplined elevator use during high-rise operations; elevator rescue operations; proper engine company suppression selection, including techniques to operate more powerful firefighting weapons with limited manpower; air support operations during high-rise emergencies, with or without an internal resource.

The Fire Chief s Handbook 7th Edition

Author: Richard A. Marinucci
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books & Videos
ISBN: 9781593702625
Release Date: 2015-04-17
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The Fire Chief’s Handbook, 7th Edition continues Fire Engineering’s 82-year tradition of publishing the definitive resource for advanced fire service training. The text has been completely updated to meet the changing environment and added responsibilities of the fire service. Returning authors have rewritten their chapter to address today’s leadership and administrative concerns, while new authors are also introduced to offer new perspectives. This comprehensive guidebook is designed for firefighters, company officers, and chief officers of all ranks and department types who want the latest information on the fundamentals of leadership in the fire service, as well as managing the day-to-day operations of a fire department.

The Art of Reading Buildings

Author: John Mittendorf
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
ISBN: 9781593703424
Release Date: 2015-01-07
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The Art of Reading Buildings focuses on the practical art of reading a building and applying its positive and negative attributes in developing a size-up for fireground operations that center on structure fires. First-due company officers, incident commanders, and safety officers will appreciate the practical “street-wise” lessons captured in the book. Chief officers, training officers, engineers, firefighters, and fire science degree candidates will benefit from the wide range of building construction topics covered in this text. Features include: • Understand the technical and practical aspects of building construction • Learn on-the-spot building construction assessment using the authors’ custom Rapid Street-Read Guides • Develop a quick construction size-up for immediate application to fireground operations • Recognize firefighter traps in newer and alternative construction methods • This text covers objectives for the National Fire Academy’s Fire and Emergency Services in Higher Education (FESHE) Building Construction for Fire Protection course

Fire Engineering s Study Guide for Firefighter I and II

Author: Anthony Avillo
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
ISBN: 9781593701857
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Technology & Engineering

In the fire service, information is critical to firefighter safety and efficiency. Fire Engineering's Study Guide for Firefighter I and II will provide the student with a comprehensive review of the material presented in each chapter of Fire Engineering's Handbook, providing a further check on how well the student absorbed the material. The Study Guide's multiple-choice questions provide both direct knowledge and situational application of the material. It is suggested that the student complete the Study Guide chapter-by-chapter, both before reading the Handbook as a pre-test and after reading the Handbook as an informational comprehension check. Used properly, Fire Engineering's Study Guide will reinforce the information learned and enhance the effectiveness of the educational package. Features: * Multiple-choice, short-answer, and true-or-false questions for each chapter of the Handbook * Answers at the end of each chapter * Corresponding page numbers to each answer in the Handbook

Collapse of Burning Buildings 2nd Edition

Author: Vincent Dunn
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 9781593702335
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Technology & Engineering

1. General collapse information 2. Terms of construction and building design 3. Building construction: firefighting problems and structural hazards 4. Masonry wall collapse 5. Collapse dangers of parapet walls 6. Wood floor collapse 7. Sloping peak roof collapse 8. Timber truss roof collapse 9. Flat roof collapse 10. Lightweight steel roof and floor collapse 11. Lightweight wood truss collapse 12. Ceiling collapse 13. Stairway collapse 14. Fire escape dangers 15. Wood-frame building collapse 16. Collapse hazards of buildings under construction 17. Collapse caused by master stream operations 18. Search-and-rescue at a building collapse 19. Safety precautions prior to collapse 20. Why the World Trade Center Towers collapsed 21. High-rise building collapse 22. Post-fire analysis 23. Early floor collapse EPILOGUE: Are architects, engineers, and code-writing officials friends of the firefighters?.

Fire Department Special Operations

Author: John Norman
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
ISBN: 9781593701932
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Political Science

Ray Downey wrote the first edition of The Rescue Company in the early 1990s. Building on Downey's legacy, John Norman has written Fire Department Special Operations to take into consideration the earth-shattering events, funding increases, research advances, expanded capabilities, and changes in regulations and standards that have widened the knowledge gap since the publication of Chief Downey's book. Fire Department Special Operations is an excellent guide for agencies and individuals in establishing, staffing, operating, and maintaining heavy rescue units in the many forms they may take. It is also an ideal training resource for the officers and individuals assigned the duties that a rescue firefighter must accomplish.