Firefighter Preplan

Author: David J. Soler
ISBN: 0990844218
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

Firefighter Functional Fitness

Author: Jim Moss
ISBN: 0990844242
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.

Get Firefighter Fit

Author: Kevin S. Malley
Publisher: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 9781569756263
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Health & Fitness

A step-by-step, illustrated reference to the physical fitness program utilized by New York City firefighters uses a four-phase progressive approach to total body conditioning that can be personalized in accordance with individual goals and starting-point fitness levels. Original.

The Firefighter s Workout Book

Author: Michael Stefano
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060957339
Release Date: 2001-12-24
Genre: Health & Fitness

Offers thirty-minute workout routines that cover strength, cardiovascular, and flexibility training, and includes information on nutrition and techniques used by firefighters to stay fit for their physically demanding work.

The Fire Athlete Fitness Program

Author: Ryan Vacek
Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781936782215
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."

Air Management for the Fire Service

Author: Mike Gagliano
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
ISBN: 9781593701291
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.

First In Last Out

Author: John Salka
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1591840686
Release Date: 2005-01-31
Genre: Business & Economics

A veteran FDNY firefighter describes the field-tested management strategies that help commanders lead teams into a raging fire, explaining how the fire department develops loyalty, trust, and grace under pressure and how such principles as "first in, last out" and "develop your people" can be adapted by leaders in any field of endeavor. Reprint.

Street Smart Firefighting

Author: Robert C. Bingham
Publisher: Robert Bingham
ISBN: 9780974844701
Release Date: 2005-01-30
Genre: Education

Street Smart Firefighting shows a collection of actual fireground successes and mistakes (and the lessons learned), and gives firefighters everywhere the opportunity to grow, learn and improve.

Volunteer Training Drills

Author: Howard A. Chatterton
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 0912212683
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.

Pass it On

Author: Billy Goldfeder
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
ISBN: 9781593703196
Release Date: 2014-03-17
Genre: Technology & Engineering

For his first book, Chief Billy Goldfeder, a 40-year fire service veteran, solicited insights and pearls of wisdom from our country's greatest firefighters, fire officers and emergency responders. The stories that make up this unprecedented collection share many perspectives of the emergency service experience and offer invaluable, often hard-won, lessons learned. Every firefighter, from probie to veteran, can find something to take away from these factual, real-life, first-hand stories, which offer a range of emotions—from wit to heartache and basic common sense. Features: • Introductions by Billy Goldfeder to each chapter • Chapters written by a very diverse group of more than 80 well-known fire service veterans • Experiences of some of the best names in the fire service that most of us would not have the opportunity to learn from directly Chief Goldfeder is donating 100% of his royalties equally to the Chief Ray Downey Scholarship and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Every contributor fully supported the benevolent mission of this book.

Step Up Your Teamwork

Author: Frank Viscuso
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
ISBN: 9781593703547
Release Date: 2015-03-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Through powerful stories and proven principles, Step Up Your Teamwork teaches how to create momentum, prepare for success, prevent collapse, and turn a group of individuals into a high-functioning team. Frank Viscuso encourages each person to tap into individual talents, skills, and abilities and recognize how to use these skills to improve the team as a whole. The book discusses various proven firefighting team-building methods you can implement immediately.

Tools of the Trade

Author: Richard A. Fritz
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 0912212624
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Each day, firefighters throughout the country use numerous tools. Without the knowledge of how and when to use these tools. Without the knowledge of how and when to use these tools, they become ineffective and a waste of space on the apparatus. Contents: Introduction Cutting tools Prying tools Striking tools Pole Personal tools Several-in-one tools Tools Maintenance Tool combinations Tool on fire apparatus.

Step Up and Lead

Author: Frank Viscuso
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
ISBN: 9781593703080
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!

On the Line

Author: Linda Frances Willing
ISBN: 1610430069
Release Date: 2011-08-01
Genre: Business & Economics

This book puts a face on women in the fire service, as they share their best stories and the challenges, triumphs, joys and sorrows of being a firefighter, on the line in service to their communities.

American Firefighter

Author: Paul Mobley
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 9781599621371
Release Date: 2017-10-10
Genre: Fire fighters

American Firefighter contains the real-life stories of firefighters, from the most rural volunteers to the most sophisticated and technologically advanced metropolitan departments, and it also profiles the children and grandchildren of firefighters who have been lost in the line of duty as they honor and pursue a family legacy.