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.

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 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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Officer s Guide to Fire Service EMS

Author: Gordon M. Sachs
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 0912212802
Release Date: 1999-01
Genre: Medical

Emergency medical service represents more than 80 per cent of the response activity in emergency response agencies. The whole concept of EMS has undergone drastic changes and improvements over the past three decades. With the ongoing threat of deadly diseases, the methods once practiced to treat trauma victims are not necessarily the best, or safest, procedures. In this day and age, change is the only constant. This book is designed to improve the quality of your EMS delivery.

From Buddy to Boss

Author: Chase Sargent
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
ISBN: 9781593700751
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Business & Economics

Whether youre a new officer or in need of a mentor, From Buddy to Boss: Effective Fire Service Leadership, is a must-have management book youll turn to over and over again. Fire service veteran Chase Sargent has taken his popular course and written a no-holds barred leadership book for the fire service in a conversational and easy-to-read style. He tells you how to accept and survive politics, deal with the fringe employees, and keep your cool -- tricks of the trade that usually takes years to acquire. In this book youll learn: ***Your credibility is a valuable currency that takes time to build up. What you do, not what you say, is the ultimate test of your credibility, reinforcing your expectations*** ***That leadership requires individuals and organizations to create an environment where people and their ideas can thrive*** ***How to use stories to impress upon our new members the necessity of doing certain things*** ***That the quickest ways to lose trust are to inconsistently apply and enforce rules and to allow your personal feelings to dictate what you will and wont enforce*** ***Why leading by example and from the front, doing not saying, is critical to you success*** Reading From Buddy to Boss is like turning to a trusted friend for wisdom and advice you can count on to improve your job performance. Use this book to master your leadership as well as your management skills and successfully make the transition to boss.

Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services 3rd Edition

Author: J. Curtis Varone
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
ISBN: 9781593703479
Release Date: 2014-09-05
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The third edition of Legal Considerations for Fire & Emergency Services is a reader-friendly guide to the challenging legal issues that firefighters and emergency service personnel encounter. Written by J. Curtis Varone, a practicing attorney as well as an experienced firefighter, this book explores such key topics as fire department liability, search and seizure, sovereign immunity, overtime laws, collective bargaining, OSHA compliance, workers’ compensation, physical abilities testing, medical examinations, drug testing, discrimination, and sexual harassment. It is a perfect textbook for any course on fire service law as well as an indispensable desk reference for day-to-day fire department administration. Features of the new 3rd Edition: • Updated cases on several topics including residency requirements, employment discrimination, and more • Expanded treatment of hot topics such as digital imagery, social media, and electronic surveillance • Meets the latest requirements for FESHE’s Legal Aspects of the Fire Service curriculum • Many new photos and graphics to help connect cases to day-to-day issues in the fire service • Coverage of recent changes to search and seizure law, use of digital photos and social media by emergency personnel, and fire department liability

Safety and Survival on the Fireground

Author: Vincent Dunn
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
ISBN: 9781593703493
Release Date: 2015-08-20
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Chief Dunn—the recipient of FDNY's Lifetime Achievement Award—has updated his classic book on how to identify and survive hazards on the fireground. Dunn attempts to reduce firefighter deaths and injuries year after year by describing the 15 most dangerous tactics and the 13 most recurring fire and explosion environmental dangers, ranked by degree of danger and frequency of occurrence. This indispensable book will help keep every first responder, firefighter, and fire officer out of harm’s way. It is a must-read and reread for every firefighter who responds to fires and emergencies, every company officer who commands a fire company, and every incident commander or safety officer who is responsible for the safety of firefighters on the fireground. NEW TO THIS EDITION • Examination of “aggressive interior firefighting attack” and “nonaggressive attack” • Discussion of risk intensity and risk frequency at the fireground • Visual representation and discussion of the NIST five-stage time/temperature fire growth curve showing temperatures before and after firefighter venting • Coverage of the Columbia University Capstone Project: FDNY Property Saved Indicator, with a formula to quickly calculate the dollar amount of property saved at a structure fire • Updated statistics, graphs, and charts

Incident Management for the Street Smart Fire Officer

Author: John Coleman
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
ISBN: 9781593701505
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Technology & Engineering

In the second edition of ""Incident Management for the Street-Smart Fire Officer"", author Skip Coleman expands on the mindset and tactics necessary to manage the fireground with more control and less chaos. Incident management system (IMS) is a tool that defines the role and responsibilities of each fire department member, allowing crew members to function quickly and efficiently upon arrival at the fireground - all the while meeting the commander's expectations. Regardless of the size or geographic location of fire department, an IMS is one of the most practical innovations available that yields measurable results. The days of chief officers pulling up to a fire and allowing the fire to run them are over. Incident management makes thinkers out of commanders.

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?.