Firefighter's Handbook on Wildland Firefighting

Strategy, Tactics, and Safety

Author: William C. Teie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781931301015

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 330

View: 2382

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History of a Place Called Rescue

Author: William C. Teie,Francis M. Carpenter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781931301268

Category: Nature

Page: 384

View: 5240

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Wildland firefighting practices

Author: Joseph Lowe

Publisher: Delmar Pub


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 348

View: 741

This new, well-illustrated text describes in detail all aspects of wildland firefighting. Written in a clear, "how to" style by a seasoned fire officer, it provides a comprehensive explanation of all the skills a firefighter needs to operate effectively against any type of wildland blaze. Step-by-step photographs of actual operations make it easy for the student to understand the material; illustrations and graphs reinforce the learning process. This text leaves students with a complete understanding of the challenges they will face - and with the skills and confidence to meet the challenges of being a wildland firefighter.(Keywords: Firefighting)
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Fire Officer's Handbook of Tactics

Author: John Norman

Publisher: Fire Engineering Books

ISBN: 1593702795

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 634

View: 4475

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.
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Strategic and Tactical Considerations on the Fireground Study Guide

Third Edition

Author: James P. Smith

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1426981651

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 518

This study guide is meant as an accompaniment to the book Strategic and Tactical Considerations on the Fireground, Third Edition written by retired Deputy Chief James P. Smith of the Philadelphia, PA, Fire Department and published by Brady/Prentice-Hall. It is not meant to be an all-inclusive text or to answer all-encompassing questions; it is meant to reinforce the text after it is read. In many cases the questions are narrow in design and emphasize specific points made within the text.
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Firefighting Strategies and Tactics

Author: James S. Angle,Program Director Fire Training Center St Petersburg College St Petersburg Florida Florida James S Angle,Michael F. Gala Jr.,David Harlow,William B. Lombardo

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1284036448

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 576

View: 8663

"This text meets the course outcomes of the National Fire Academy's Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) associate level strategy and tactics course. It provides an overview of common firefighting concepts from fire dynamics to extinguishing agents, to incident management, to fire fighter safety, to building construction, to preincident planning to post incident analysis"--Back cover.
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Firefighter's Handbook

Firefighting and Emergency Response

Author: Delmar Learning

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: 9781418073206

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1145

View: 4838

This comprehensive training manual provides you with need-to-know information critical for development of Firefighter I and II skills, as well as practical advice necessary for proficiency on the job. Meeting 100% of the 2008 NFPA Standard 1001, this [text] seeks to meet and exceed the requirements for firefighting training in order to lead candidates to success on the certification exam, as well as serve as a handy reference for refresher training. [The text] touches on new practices, technology, and initiatives that are a consideration for all firefighters. Current topics include a new chapter on large incident and disaster response, as well as new information on fire life safety initiatives, managing air supply and performing emergency checks, predicting building collapse, GPS technology, thermal imaging use in search and rescue, new considerations for hazardous materials and terrorism response, and much more! With a reader-friendly approach, [it] is a ... resource for all fire departments, academies, and colleges conducting initial and refresher firefighter training.-Back cover.
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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: 4040

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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On the Fireline

Living and Dying with Wildland Firefighters

Author: Matthew Desmond

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226144070

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 5135

In this rugged account of a rugged profession, Matthew Desmond explores the heart and soul of the wildland firefighter. Having joined a firecrew in Northern Arizona as a young man, Desmond relates his experiences with intimate knowledge and native ease, adroitly balancing emotion with analysis and action with insight. On the Fireline shows that these firefighters aren’t the adrenaline junkies or romantic heroes as they’re so often portrayed. An immersion into a dangerous world, On the Fireline is also a sophisticated analysis of a high-risk profession—and a captivating read. “Gripping . . . a masterful account of how young men are able to face down wildfire, and why they volunteer for such an enterprise in the first place.”—David Grazian, Sociological Forum “Along with the risks and sorrow, Desmond also presents the humor and comaraderie of ordinary men performing extraordinary tasks. . . . A good complement to Norman Maclean's Young Men and Fire. Recommended.”—Library Journal
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Fire Department Incident Safety Officer

Author: David W. Dodson

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1284041956

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

View: 4949

The third edition of Fire Department Incident Safety Officer has been thoroughly updated to cover the latest trends, information, and best-practices needed by current and aspiring Incident Safety Officers (ISO’s). Developed in partnership with the Fire Department Safety Officer’s Association and based on the 2015 Edition of NFPA 1521, Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer Professional Qualifications, this authoritative resource focuses uniquely on the roles, responsibilities, and duties for fire service officers assigned to the incident command staff position of safety officer. From smoke reading to alternative energy sources to green construction buildings, Fire Department Incident Safety Officer, Third Edition is loaded with up-to-date information needed to keep fire department members safe, including: A new chapter dedicated to the Incident Safety Officer at Training Drills and Special Events Entire chapters devoted to important topics like reading smoke, reading buildings,
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Introduction to Wildland Fire

Author: Stephen J. Pyne,Patricia L. Andrews,Richard D. Laven

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471549130

Category: Political Science

Page: 808

View: 2820

Introduction to Wildland Fire, Second Edition provides a comprehensive resource for studying the fundamentals of fire behavior, its ecological effects, and its cultural and institutional framework. This new Second Edition expands and updates the coverage of the field and explores the subject of wildfire management in a broad scientific, technical, and social context. Written by recognized authorities on fire management, it presents the fundamental physics and chemistry of fire, fire behavior, wildland fuels, the interaction of fires and weather, the ecological effects of fires, the structure of fire management programs, planning efforts, suppression strategies, prescribed fires, and global fire management. The new edition also includes such current problems as the burning of the Amazon rain forest and the implications of the recent drought-related fires that have plagued urban areas bordering on wilderness land. Throughout the book the authors keep the subject of fire itself central. They begin by identifying, clarifying, and consolidating the basic concepts and literature of fire as a natural occurrence in the environment. General principles are illustrated with reference to specific events, and the natural incidence of fire is related to its cultural causes and effects. Introduction to Wildland Fire, Second Edition provides foresters, range scientists, environmentalists, ecologists, and administrators of federal and state agencies with an authoritative and comprehensive resource. Written by recognized authorities on fire management, Introduction to Wildland Fire, Second Edition offers thorough coverage of the complex subject of wildland fire and its management in a broad scientific, technical, and social context. Topics include: * The chemistry and physics of fire * Fire behavior, including the influences of fuel and weather * The ecological effects of fire * The cultural and institutional framework of fire management * Fire management and suppression * Prescribed fire * Global fire
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The Fire Chief's Handbook, 7th Edition

Author: Richard A. Marinucci

Publisher: Fire Engineering Books & Videos

ISBN: 1593702620

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 944

View: 754

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.
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Structural Firefighting

Author: N.A

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449642403


Page: 380

View: 1863

Safe and effective structural firefighting requires a complex thought process. It is not a simple matter of how to. Decisions depend on many factors, from the type of building, to the likelihood of occupancy, to the water supply. The third edition of Structural Firefighting: Strategy and Tactics leads readers through all phases of planning, evaluation and implementation to enable them to effectively manage structure fire incidents safe and effective manner, regardless of size or complexity. The third edition has been revised to thoroughly cover the practical applications and limitations of the latest research from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)."
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The Staff Ride

Author: William G. Robertson

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160925436


Page: 34

View: 1640

Discusses how to plan a staff ride of a battlefield, such as a Civil War battlefield, as part of military training. This brochure demonstrates how a staff ride can be made available to military leaders throughout the Army, not just those in the formal education system.
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Fire Fighter I and II

Author: Association Of Fire Chiefs (Iafc) International,Ben A. Hirst,Dr Ben Performance Training Systems

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763758361

Category: Study Aids

Page: 276

View: 7962

The Second Edition Of Exam Prep: Fire Fighter I & II Is Designed To Thoroughly Prepare You For A Fire Fighter I Or II Certification, Promotion, Or Training Examination By Including The Same Type Of Multiple-Choice Questions You Are Likely To Encounter On The Actual Exam. To Help Improve Examination Scores, This Preparation Guide Follows Performance Training Systems, Inc.'S Systematic Approach To Examination Preparation. Exam Prep: Fire Fighter I & II Is Written By Fire Personnel Explicitly For Fire Personnel, And All Content Has Been Verified With The Latest Reference Materials And By A Technical Review Committee. Your Exam Performance Will Improve After Using This System!
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Organizing for Fire and Rescue Services

Author: Arthur E. Cote

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780877655770

Category: Medical

Page: 589

View: 1424

Apply the experience of dozens of leading authorities with the new Organizing for Fire and Rescue Services. This special fire service edition of NFPA's Fire Protection Handbook is comprised of 35 informative chapters that present the big picture in a single volume. All the topics fire service managers and fire and life safety educators need to know about are here including: Fire and fire science basics including fire data collection and databases, and use of incident data and statistics Information on fire and life safety education including how to reach high-risk groups, understanding media, and evaluation techniques Guidance on fire department administration and operations, pre-incident planning, EMS, training, apparatus and equipment, PPE, managing response to haz-mat incidents, rescue operations, fireground operations, and more! Order your copy today and put time-tested knowledge to work for you!
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Young Men and Fire

Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition

Author: Norman Maclean

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022645049X

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 8911

A devastating and lyrical work of nonfiction, Young Men and Fire describes the events of August 5, 1949, when a crew of fifteen of the US Forest Service’s elite airborne firefighters, the Smokejumpers, stepped into the sky above a remote forest fire in the Montana wilderness. Two hours after their jump, all but three of the men were dead or mortally burned. Haunted by these deaths for forty years, Norman Maclean puts together the scattered pieces of the Mann Gulch tragedy in Young Men and Fire, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. Alongside Maclean’s now-canonical A River Runs through It and Other Stories, Young Men and Fire is recognized today as a classic of the American West. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Maclean’s later triumph—the last book he would write—includes a powerful new foreword by Timothy Egan, author of The Big Burn and The Worst Hard Time. As moving and profound as when it was first published, Young Men and Fire honors the literary legacy of a man who gave voice to an essential corner of the American soul.
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Public Safety Diving

Author: Walt Hendrick,Andrea Zaferes,Craig Nelson

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 9780912212944

Category: Law

Page: 351

View: 8909

Written for instructors, dive team captains, surface teams, and underwater personnel alike, this book offers definitive information on procedures for safe operations, proper methods of training, and how to make appropriate purchasing decisions. Contents: The foundations of a public safety team diver Dive team command Dive team personnel Diver training Equipment for shore personnel Diving equipment Cylinder safety The initial response Deploying the team The search Search patterns Communication and line signals Contingency procedures and scene safety Physilogical components of diving Diving maladies Contaminated water Handling the drowning victim Submerged vehicles Boat operations Law enforcement operations Special considerations and technology Appendix Answers to study questions.
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Fire Safety Education Resource Directory

Author: Barry Leonard

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0788173081


Page: 654

View: 1155

This compendium of materials will be useful in building and supplementing a public education program for fire safety. Lists a wide range of programs, videotapes, booklets, manuals, pamphlets, brochures, program kits, and web sites that are available from diverse sources throughout the U.S. There are 13 categories: burn and scald prevention, CPR and first aid, electrical hazards, escape plans and drills, fire and the elderly, fire extinguishers, fire safety and the disabled, flammable fabrics, residences, residential fire inspections and home safety, fire safety programs for schools and day care programs, smoke detectors, and other programs.
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