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.

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.

Pride Ownership

Author: Rick Lasky
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 9781593700782
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Business & Economics

This book serves as a guide for the seasoned veteran, the new firefighter and everyone in between, bringing them together for what it all takes to have that love for the job.

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."

The Game

Author: Renick Sampson
ISBN: 0692946861
Release Date: 2017-08-30

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.

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.

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.

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.


Author: Jack Gottschalk
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: 0789489090
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Business & Economics

Provides information about famous fires, the fight to stop them, and their repercussions, discussing disasters including the San Francisco earthquake, the destruction of the Twin Towers, and the firebombing of Hamburg and Dresden.

Firefighter Oral Exam Study Guide

Author: Arthur R. Couvillon
ISBN: 093832960X
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!

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 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!