Drawn by Fire

Author: Paul Combs

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 1593702434

Category: Art

Page: 166

View: 1783

Readers will find that this book is more than a collection of 156 fire service editorial cartoons. Paul Combs is a gifted artist who uses his talent as a tool to express his passion for making a difference in the fire service, the greatest job in the world.
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Mack Fire Trucks


Author: Harvey Eckart

Publisher: Enthusiast Books

ISBN: 9781583881576

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 5351

While famous for their trucks, Mack Truck also built many fire trucks, holding a prominent position as a fire apparatus manufacturer for over 80 years. This history, combined with high-quality images of the trucks, tells the complete story of the Mack fire truck line-up. All models are covered with images from the archives of Mack, including a color section. Many books about Mack Trucks have been written, but this is the only book available that focuses on the full line-up of Mack's durable fire trucks. An essential reference for both Mack Truck enthusiasts and fire apparatus enthusiasts.
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Drawn by Fire, Too

Author: Paul Combs

Publisher: Fire Engineering Books

ISBN: 159370335X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 168

View: 8296

Paul Combs has returned with a second collection of his fire service editorials, Drawn by Fire, Too! An 18-year veteran firefighter and the editorial cartoonist for Fire Engineering magazine, Combs sees and captures moments that help us all take a good look at ourselves and learn from. He does it as no one else can—with humor, irreverence, respect, insight, compassion, and the skills of an award-winning illustrator.
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Classic Fire Trucks Calendar 2017

16 Month Calendar

Author: David Mann

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539465218


Page: 40

View: 5913

Fill your upcoming 2017, with 16 months of Classic Fire Trucks all year round. This beautiful calendar contains 16 months and 3 mini 2016, 2017, and 2018 year calendars.
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The New Company Officer

Author: Jason Hoevelmann

Publisher: Fire Engineering Books & Videos

ISBN: 1593704119

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 86

View: 5509

As firefighters, even how we answer the phone or the door makes a first and lasting impression on the public and the community we serve. Author Jason Hoevelmann fills in the gaps that may exist in fire service teaching to better prepare you for a lifetime of the greatest job on earth. The New Company Officer tackles the not-so-obvious challenges you will face during your fire service career. Discover: Why do firefighters make bad decisions on the job and off duty? How can firefighters deal with their own problems and their challenges as firefighters? How can you enrich our own career and help your fellow firefighters improve, grow, and advance their own career? The New Company Officer strives to make a big impact on your department and your success. “We do an excellent job pulling hose and throwing ladders,” Hoevelmann writes, “but how do we deal with people every day?” Some of the goals book will help you to achieve are to: be prepared, set expectations, follow through, serve, listen, be humble, be a leader, make no excuses, do your best, and do what others won’t do. What you will learn: How to handle difficult colleagues How to create company drills that keep your firefighters proficient How to delegate and lead by example
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The Fire Truck Who Got Lost

Author: Colin Eldred-Cohen

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781535429061


Page: 50

View: 1550

The Fire Truck Who Got Lost is a wonderful story for children who will meet little Barnabus and the older fire trucks who care for him - Wheelie Dan, Agua, Hogwash, Turpentine and, of course, the Big Dalmatian. Little Barnabus gets lost in the big city and has to find his way back to the fire station. It's a story about getting lost somewhere big and imposing and finding a solution by being smart. What started as a simple story about the importance of family and perseverance has come to life through Amber De Joya's beautiful artwork.Your children will love the story and grow to love Barnabus.
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Drawing Lines

The Art of Making a Difference

Author: Paul Combs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781593703929


Page: 180

View: 9057

Immersed in our modern fire service community is Paul Combs. Paul is the “then what” for so many of us. Just when you leaf through the pages of FireEngineering, FireRescue, and Firefighter Nation, you see one of those drawings—the ones that help those with short attention spans (we love drawings) tolearn...understand...pay attention. It’s kind of like a friend reminding you to do something, but without saying it in front of everyone else; just betweenyou, me, and Paul, it’s our little secret. He knows what the issues are and where we need to be reminded. He knows when we need to be scolded—or to bejacked up against the wall, blasted, and smacked. Paul Combs knows because he is one of us. He rides the front seat, treats the patients, extricates the victims,and crawls down the halls doing the same stuff we do each day. As you enjoy this book—and I promise you will—take mental “screen shots” of his artwork: the reminders that really resonate to you personally. The ones thatstick. The ones that could help you not blow that intersection of choice, so you can continue building on the many positive differences you’ve already made. So sit back and enjoy Paul’s mix of artistic talent and hands-on veteran firefighting experiences. His experiences and opinions make us all smile and think.Most importantly, they help guide us to do what we signed up to do—make a positive difference to those who need us, right now. — Deputy Chief Billy Goldfeder, EFO Loveland-Symmes Fire Department, Ohio
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The Engine 2 Diet

The Texas Firefighter's 28-Day Save-Your-Life Plan that Lowers Cholesterol and Burns Away the Pounds

Author: Rip Esselstyn

Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style

ISBN: 9780446543682

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

View: 4794

Lose weight, lower cholesterol, significantly reduce the risk of disease, and become physically fit--in just 4 weeks. Professional athlete-turned-firefighter Rip Esselstyn is used to responding to emergencies. So, when he learned that some of his fellow Engine 2 firefighters in Austin, TX, were in dire physical condition-several had dangerously high cholesterol levels (the highest was 344!)-he sprang into action and created a life-saving plan for the firehouse. By following Rip's program, everyone lost weight (some more than 20 lbs.), lowered their cholesterol (Mr. 344's dropped to 196), and improved their overall health. Now, Rip outlines his proven plan in this book. With Rip as your expert coach and motivator, you'll transform your body and lifestyle in a month. His plant-powered eating plan is based on a diet of whole foods, including whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and seeds. This invaluable guide features: **Dozens of easy, mouthwatering recipes-from pancakes to pizza, Tex-Mex favorites to knockout chocolate desserts-that will keep you looking forward to every bite **Pantry-stocking tips will take the panic out of inevitable cravings and on-the-fly meals **Guidelines on menu choices that will allow you to eat out, wherever and whenever you want **Rip's simple, firefighter-inspired exercise program that will boost your metabolism and melt your fat away. Medically approved, easy-to-follow, and amazingly effective, this diet is designed for anyone who wants to make heroic strides in his or her health, weight, and well-being-all without heroic effort. "Want to be as strong as a Texas firefighter? Or as healthy as a professional triathlete? Then follow the wonderful advice of Rip Esselstyn, who is both. His book can save your life--whether you're a man or a woman. Highly recommended!" -Dean Ornish, M.D., Founder and President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute, Clinical Professor of Medicine, U of California SF, author, Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease
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Step Up and Lead

Author: Frank Viscuso

Publisher: Fire Engineering Books

ISBN: 1593703082

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 271

View: 8506

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!
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Discover the World's Healthiest Diet--with 150 Engine 2 Recipes

Author: Rip Esselstyn

Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style

ISBN: 1455544558

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

View: 4817

The # 1 New York Times bestseller--now in trade paperback for the first time! In this #1 New York Times bestseller (originally published as My Beef with Meat), Rip Esselstyn arms readers with the 36 most powerful facts that prove, once and for all, that a plant-based diet can save your life. Do you want to: Prevent cancer, heart attacks, stroke, and Type 2 Diabetes? Eat plants! Have stronger bones than milk could ever give you? Eat plants! Avoid dangerous carcinogens and contaminants? Eat plants! Lose weight and look great? Eat plants! On top of these arguments are 150 other reasons why plants rule--as in 150 delicious, mouth-watering Engine 2 recipes, including 10 that are exclusive to this new edition. Prepare to eat well, be healthy, and live plant-strong!
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Fire Truck to the Rescue!

Author: Sonia Sander,Lego,Silje Swendsen

Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780545115438

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 8734

When a fire breaks out in LEGO City, the fire fighters hop in their fire engine and race to put it out.
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Pass It On

The Second Alarm

Author: Billy Goldfeder

Publisher: Fire Engineering Books & Videos

ISBN: 1593703791

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 448

View: 7629

In Pass It On: The Second Alarm, Chief Billy Goldfeder has once again gathered leading firefighters, fire officers and chiefs from all over the country to share their wisdom and insight through short personal stories, life experiences and anecdotes. Including more than 80 contributors, Second Alarm delivers tactics, operations, tragedy, humor, knowledge, and personal perspectives from a very wide range of extremely diverse personalities. Anyone from rookie to chief (and anyone who knows or plans to be a firefighter) will find loads of great stuff in this book. In cooperation with all of this books contributors, Chief Goldfeder is donating 100% of his royalties equally between the DC Raymond Downey Scholarship Charity Fund, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, and the Firefighter Cancer Support Network.
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Aerial Fire Trucks

Author: Larry Shapiro

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780760310656

Category: Transportation

Page: 127

View: 853

Take an illustrated, historical look at the fire trucks that elevate water and firefighters via hydraulic platforms and ladders at a fire scene, the aerials. Inside is a comprehensive look at all manufacturers of aerials through text and captions that give you a brief overview of early aerials, then concentrates on the trucks in use today (1950 to 1999). Photos show fire trucks in action, in posed shots, and details of their equipment.
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Pride & Ownership

A Firefighter's Love of the Job (Full Day Seminar)

Author: Rick Lasky

Publisher: Fire Engineering Books & Videos

ISBN: 9781593702427

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

View: 6349

In this energizing session with firefighters, Chief Rick Lasky presents his renowned full day seminar on instilling pride and ownership in the fire service. Throughout this one-of-a-kind presentation, Chief Lasky offers upfront and honest criticism on the need to reignite the love of the job at every level, from chief down to probie. Fire departments throughout North America have actively sought out his candid view of the importance of history, traditions, and brotherhood in the fire service. Chief Lasky's inspirational voice, calling all firefighters to take pride and ownership in their vocation, is an invaluable experience for every department large or small, career or volunteer. This is a 2-DVD collection with a run time of approximately 5 hours.
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I Could Pee on This

And Other Poems by Cats

Author: Francesco Marciuliano

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452110581

Category: Humor

Page: 111

View: 2306

A collection of humorous poems delves into the cat psyche, covering such topics as separation anxiety, scratching at closed doors, and trips to the veterinarian.
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Fire Apparatus Operator: Pumper

Author: Thomas Sturtevant,Howard Sykes

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1435438620

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 464

View: 6294

Practical and straight-forward, including all new step-by-step skills, FIRE APPARATUS OPERATOR: PUMPER, 3rd EDITION meets the intent of Chapter 5 of the NFPA 1002, 2009 Edition. Boasting a full-color design with enhanced photos and graphics, the third edition steps the reader through the basics of driving, pump operations and maintenance before moving on to the specifics of hydraulics and the calculations required for on scene operations. With expanded coverage on safe driving practices and driver requirements as well as a special section on rural pump operations, this book is a necessary training manual for aspiring driver/operators as well as a handy resource for practicing pump operators. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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A Fire Truck Named Red

Author: Randall de Sève

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 1466895764

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 5128

A young boy has his heart set on a brand-new toy fire truck, so he is disappointed when he gets his grandfather's rusty old fire truck, Red, instead. But working together, the boy and his grandfather patch Red right up while Grandpa tells his grandson all about the adventures he had with Red when he was a boy.
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Essentials of Fire Fighting

Author: International Fire Service Training Association

Publisher: Fire Engineering Books & Videos

ISBN: 9780879391492

Category: Reference

Page: 716

View: 3777

This manual is designed to provide the firefighter candidate with the information needed to meet the fire-related performance objectives in NFPA 1001, Levels I and II. Contents: Firefighter orientation and safety Fire behavior Building construction Firefighter personal protective equipment Portable extinguishers Ropes and knots Rescue and extrication Forcible entry Ground ladders Ventilation Water supply Fire hose Fire streams Fire control Fire detection, alarm, and suppression systems Loss control Protective evidence for fire cause determination Fire department communications Fire prevention and public fire education.
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