Author: David J. Soler
Release Date: 2015-08-01
The essential guidebook for thriving as a firefighter. Over 20 years of research and 100's of interviews were incorporated in the foundational principals shared in this book.Discover the mindset, attitude and habits that make firefighters great & respected. Discover 3 the destructive C's of a fire service career and how to avoid them and discover the firefighter training success diamond.Learn how great firefighters stay focused and motivated and how to become a respected firefighter among respected firefighters. These and so much more in this jam-packed guidebook for thriving as a firefighter.Learn more at FirefighterPreplan.com
Author: Jim Moss
Release Date: 2016-07-15
Firefighter Functional Fitness is the essential guide to optimal firefighter performance and longevity. It provides all firefighters with the knowledge, mindset, and tools to:Maximize their fire ground performance Reduce their risk of injury and experiencing a line-of-duty deathLive a long, healthy career and retirementDesigned for firefighters by firefighters, this book shares the The 4 Pillars of Firefighter Functional Fitness: Physical FitnessRecovery and RestHydrationNutrition and LifestyleIt also reveals the The Big 8 concept, which includes over 100 photos and descriptions of functional exercises, movements, and stretches that are specifically designed to enhance firefighter performance. The Workout Programming chapter gives firefighters numerous options for putting The Big 8 into action, taking into account all levels of fitness. Additionally, each chapter provides practical action steps for both immediate improvement and long-term success.Must-read bonus chapters include:The Importance of Annual Medical EvaluationsAn Analysis of the Fire Service's Cardiovascular EpidemicFirefighter Physical Agility AssessmentsAddressing Organizational Barriers to FitnessFrequently Asked QuestionsAlarmingly, over the past 10 years, the fire service has suffered more than 1,000 line-of-duty deaths. Unfortunately, over 50% of these LODDs were attributed to heart attacks, strokes, and other medical causes. Firefighter Functional Fitness attacks these statistics by providing all firefighters with the tools needed to combat this epidemic.Firefighter Functional Fitness brings together the authors' combined 40+ years of fire service experience and decades of utilizing functional fitness principles. The result is an invaluable resource with the vital tools and knowledge that firefighters desperately need to not only enjoy a healthy and productive career, but also benefit with a healthy retirement.
Author: Ryan Vacek
Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group
Release Date: 2011-08
Genre: Health & Fitness
Veteran firefighter and peer fitness trainer Ryan Vacek shares his unique perspective on physical training with workouts specifically designed for fellow 'fire athletes' in "The Fire Athlete Fitness Program."
With over twenty years of experience, The Game will prepare you for the many roles and expectations of a rookie firefighter, and will explain the different points that are critical to your success during probation. After reading The Game, you will be ready to start your career with the knowledge of an experienced firefighter in your back pocket.
Author: Mike Gagliano
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Technology & Engineering
The expert instructors at the Seattle Fire Department offer a comprehensive explanation of how to develop and implement an effective air management program for departments of any size. This handbook includes examples from international departments, the newest technology breakthroughs, and more.
Author: Arthur R. Couvillon
Release Date: 1994-02-01
Genre: Study Aids
224 page book with eight chapters of information designed to prepare Firefighter Candidates for the ORAL portion of the Firefighters Entrance Level Exam. Topics included: oral interview preparation, job knowledge, general knowledge, actual situation questions with suggested responses and more!
Author: Howard A. Chatterton
Publisher: PennWell Books
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Training is about learning new skills and certifying the ability to perform them to a given standard. Section 1 begins with a one-year outline for training officers. Section 2 follows with a table of listings for each outline given in the book, indicating whether the drill is inside or outside and the preparation time needed for it. Section 3 consists of general guidelines for the training officer on how to conduct drills in a safe but effective manner. Section 4 contains the outlines of the various drills that should be conducted. They can be customized and altered, but the basic concept will provide you with a solid place to start. The safety of the members is paramount. Follow all safety precautions and conduct the drills in accordance with standards and company policies.
Author: Frank Viscuso
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Business & Economics
In his new book Step Up and Lead, Frank Viscuso--author, speaker, and career deputy chief--shares the secrets of effective fire service leadership, introduces the traits and skills essential for successful fire service leaders, and discusses the importance of customer service. Designed to help you reach the top of your profession, this new book is considered must-read material for anyone who is ready to step up and lead!
Have you ever arrived on the scene of a house fire to find a frantic woman in the driveway? As a firefighter, you know instinctively what this means: there is a child inside. You immediately enter “the zone,” because you know what to do. This is based on your training and experience. The feeling of being “in the zone,” is referred to in the field of positive psychology as “the flow.” Multiple studies have shown that, if people have the proper training and experience, they will make better decisions in emerging situations while in a flow-state. How can your organization help your people experience flow more often, thereby improving their decision-making? This book describes what flow is and what flow-based decision making and flow-based leadership look like. It also details a flow-based leadership model for implementation, based on an extreme, experiential training program in the fire service called Georgia Smoke Diver (GSD). This model consists of : Leading by example Communicating purpose Committing to a stable infrastructure Binding the group through ritual, knowledge sharing, and collaboration Honoring individual creativity to promote innovation Using positive motivation techniques Facilitating team flow. GSD’s success and longevity is a result of rigorous commitment to this model that helps firefighters stay safe, ensure excellence, and live a life of well-being, both personally and professionally. It is a model any organization can adopt to better the lives of the people within the organization and the lives of the people the organization serves. Whether you’re in the fire service or not, this book provides incredible and truly unique insights into leadership, decision making, and creating exceptionally effective organizational cultures. A must read for anyone who is in a position where his or her decisions impact the work and the lives of others. Judith’s writing ignites the imagination with stories that are inspiring, engaging, and deeply moving. You will walk away with a new appreciation for the importance of being “in the flow” and a simple but powerful framework for creating a meaningful and purpose-driven life. Thomas Koulopoulos Chairman Delphi Group, Author The Gen Z Effect Dr. Judy (as she is fondly known in the fire service) has presented us with a uniquely insightful look at firefighter decision making, going beyond the traditional analytical and weaving the naturalistic with the possible. This is a roadmap for upcoming leaders in any organization in which decisions must be made in chaotic, uncertain and rapidly evolving situations. David M. Wall, Division Director Georgia Fire Academy Throughout my career, I have had the privilege and honor of training with hundreds of high risk professionals. This book gets to the heart of why and more importantly how these individuals can perform at such a high level every day, with on and off the job stresses that are off the charts! Ed Naggiar, PhD U.S. Navy SEAL Officer
Author: Paul S. Lepore
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Employment interviewing
With this book you will gain insight into the crucial part of the exam- the interview. While it is important for a candidate to focus on the written and physical ability parts of the exam, the interview often accounts for up to 100% of a candidate's overall score. Lepore has proctored hundreds of entry-level and promotional interviews. He shares his unique ability to see the interview through the eyes of the rater. This book is presented in a question-answer format. It provides the candidate with a strong foundation on how to answer over 100 of the questions most commonly asked by fire departments across the country, and provides the rationale as to why the answer is correct. Answers to common situational questions deal with: moral issues, legal issues, violations of policies and procedures, ethical dilemmas, societal obligations, interpersonal conflicts. This updated book includes additional questions and answers.
Author: Nick Brunacini
Publisher: Across the Street Prod.
Release Date: 2008-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Brunacini makes the observation that fire departments more closely resemble cults or severely dysfunctional families than a regular workforce. He brings the reader into the closed world of fire station life and the wide range of personalities that a fire station houses.
Author: Damian Asher
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2017-05-02
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
An action-packed, on-the-ground memoir of the Fort McMurray wildfire and the courage, resilience, and sacrifice of the firefighters who saved the city. In May 2016, what began as a remote forest fire quickly became a nightmare for the ninety thousand residents of Fort McMurray. A perfect combination of weather, geography and circumstance created a raging wildfire that devoured everything in its path. Winds drove the flames towards the town, forcing the entire population to evacuate. As the fire swept through neighbourhoods, it fell to the men and women of the fire department to protect the city. Born and raised in Fort McMurray, Damian Asher was a fifteen-year veteran and captain in the city’s fire department. Day after day, Damian and his crew remained on the front lines of the burning city. As embers rained down around them, they barely slept, pushing their minds and bodies to the brink as they struggled to contain the fire. As he led his crew through the smoke and the flames, Damian had little time to worry about whether the house he had built for his family was still standing. With media unable to get into the locked-down city, the world watched in hope and fear, wondering what was happening on the fiery streets. Finally, after weeks of battling the wildfire, the firefighters managed to regain control. When the smoke cleared, much of the city had been destroyed. Would things ever be the same? How would the city reunite? What would it take to rebuild life in Fort McMurray?
With the continued application of gaming for training and education, which has seen exponential growth over the past two decades, this book offers an insightful introduction to the current developments and applications of game technologies within educational settings, with cutting-edge academic research and industry insights, providing a greater understanding into current and future developments and advances within this field. Following on from the success of the first volume in 2011, researchers from around the world presents up-to-date research on a broad range of new and emerging topics such as serious games and emotion, games for music education and games for medical training, to gamification, bespoke serious games, and adaptation of commercial off-the shelf games for education and narrative design, giving readers a thorough understanding of the advances and current issues facing developers and designers regarding games for training and education. This second volume of Serious Games and Edutainment Applications offers further insights for researchers, designers and educators who are interested in using serious games for training and educational purposes, and gives game developers with detailed information on current topics and developments within this growing area.